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RE: [linux-lvm] LVM on SATA/PATA disks



On Sun, 13 May 2007, Bertrand Renuart wrote:

> 
> What adapter would you recommend for a descent setup?

The <$100 types keep changing availability.  Here are the
lspci ids of some <$100 IDE adapters that are working great with low
overhead (mirroring with 2 disks attached, one on each channel):

105a:4d30	Promise Technology, Inc. 20267 (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Promise Technology, Inc. Ultra100  (ATA100 is old, I know)

1095:0680	CMD Technology Inc PCI0680 (rev 01)

1095:0680	Silicon Image, Inc. PCI0680 Ultra ATA-133 Host Controller (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Silicon Image, Inc. PCI0680 Ultra ATA-133 Host Controller
		(tricky to boot from due to wierd BIOS drive assignments)

I've bought 2 IDE PCI cards that didn't work well.  I pitched them and
did not record the numbers.  Shame on me, or maybe QA isn't perfect on
the cheap cards and I got a bum unit.

I haven't tried any add-on SATA boards yet.

Just buy one and try it.  Taiwan is better than China.
If you need something repeatable, you'll have to go with a $300 server
kind such as what Dell sells.

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