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On (04/05/05 14:53), Paul Reilly didst pronounce:
>> Has anyone got any experience of the HighPoint RocketRAID 1640
> SATA raid card under Linux ? Any problems with it?
>Loads! I got one from Komplett. Took ages before I figured out the damn
thing was faulty, so sent it back and got another one (though it took
about 3 weeks). The drivers are HighPoint proprietary, and kinda shoddy.
It's kinda supported by the hpt366 module in the kernel -- shows
connected drives as IDE drives to the system -- doesn't support the
native RAID on the card though (AFAIK).
Even with one of these cards, I'm using Linux MD raid instead of
HighPoint's on-card RAID because I trust Linux MD more than I'd trust
HighPoint's RAID or drivers. Oh, and in order to see individual drives
under Linux (and so Linux will get past the "Checking the bios" stage of
boot -- yes, practically the first stage!!) the drives need to be marked
as Spare in the HighPoint bios.
My advice? Avoid them. Go for a cheapo supported PCI SATA card, and use
software RAID on it.
Chat ya later,
BOFH excuse #50: Change in Earth's rotational speed
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