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RE: [SPAM-heur] Re: Promise 20378 SATA controller and FC2 Test1 first impressions...



Title: RE: [SPAM-heur] Re: Promise 20378 SATA controller and FC2 Test1 first impressions...

Yes, that is my understanding but I was under the impression that the promise_sata module would pull the RAID config from the BIOS. I am not choosey, if I needed "real" HW RAID, I would of course go with 3ware (love the SATA stuff). Any chance you have a link or two showing me some performance/benchmarks pitting the pseudo-hardware/software controller like Promise (or Intels ICH5R) against the md stuff?

-----Original Message-----
From: Ken Snider [mailto:ksnider flarn com]
Sent: February 12, 2004 2:04 PM
To: fedora-test-list redhat com
Subject: [SPAM-heur] Re: Promise 20378 SATA controller and FC2 Test1 first impressions...

Adam Pearse wrote:
> Well, the good news is that FC2 Test1 does recognize the controller.
> The down side is it does not support the BIOS created RAID sets
> defined within Promise's BIOS. I ended up disabling the controller to
> operate in RAID and have it treat it as IDE (which basically it was
> anyways). I then setup my two drives using software RAID. Question for
> anyone who can answer (have has an opinion), will FC2 eventually
> support the BIOS created RAID images or are we stuck using software
> RAID and dumb down the controller to basically act as an IDE
> interface. BTW guys, thanks for your work on getting this out and into our hands.

Doesn't this controller rely on the driver for RAID work anyway? I seem to remember benchmarks showing md outperforming this chipset in "HW" RAID mode.

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Ken Snider


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