On 20 Mar 2006, at 09:44, Rick Moen wrote:
> Man, how the mighty are fallen. Back when it was AMI-produced,
> referred solely to genuine hardware RAID. I see they've cheapened it:
>http://news.taborcommunications.com/msgget.jsp?mid=357856&xsl=story.xsl> So, apparently now the term also refers to some fakeraid flavour (that
> is, manufacturer-specific software RAID) built into certain Intel ICH6R
> block-device chipsets and others.
Well, I guess LSI is trying to turn a buck, like anybody else.
> Suggestion: How about disabling software RAID in the option BIOS (or
> motherboard BIOS, and using Linux's "md" software RAID, instead? It's
> pretty much guaranteed to be faster and more reliable.
The LSI controller which I have has its own processor i.e. it is what
is commonly called hardware RAID. It does not use the host CPU for
RAID. I thought that was reasonably clear from the OP but please accept
my apologies if I confused you. Perhaps you're suffering from sleep
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