Recommended SATA card?

Jim Tarvid tarvid at ls.net
Wed Jun 18 15:57:53 UTC 2008


I have two NIB SATA cards which I do not anticipate using. Any reasonable
offer which exceeds shipping cost will be acceptable.

1) 3ware 8000 series SATA RAID Controller 8006-2LP.

2) PB3124-2SATA300 PCI-X 4 port Host Controller SiI 3124

Jim Tarvid


On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 9:29 AM, David Abrahams <dave at boostpro.com> wrote:

>
> on Tue Jun 17 2008, <n2vip-AT-verizon.net> wrote:
>
> >>on Mon Jun 16 2008, "Owen Townend" <owen.townend-AT-gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> On 17/06/2008, James Dinkel <jdinkel at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > <snip>
> >
> >>> then I'd suggest the Silicon Image SiL3114/3124 chipset cards (SATA
> >>> I/II, four ports). They're supported natively by the kernel, so no
> >>> third party drivers needed and I've seen them around for ~US$30/$60
> >>> on ebay.
> >>
> >>That's a lot cheaper than some of the 3ware cards I've seen.
> >
> > The 3Ware cards are hardware RAID, and the Silicon Image cards are (at
> > best) low-end software RAID with horrible performance (in my exp., but
> > that was on Windows Server box with under-powered CPU - I tried to go
> > RAID5 with a Celeron 2.0 GHz and one of these cards, it was
> > horrible)... I assume they make perfectly fine "straight" SATA I/II
> > ports to use with Linux Software RAID - I had fine performance out of
> > the card when used just for SATA port expansion on the same Celeron
> > Win2003 server box.
>
> Well, as I said, I'm going to be using RAID-Z, but I think it's the same
> principle as linux software RAID.
>
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