DANGER!!! Problems with 10.04 installer (RAID devices *will* get corrupted)

Dave Howorth dhoworth at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Fri Apr 23 15:46:28 UTC 2010

> Someone mentioned using SATA drives for RAID. Beware. Many, perhaps 
> most, of the consumer grade SATA drives aren't suitable for using in 
> RAID. The drive manufacturers have made firmware changes that prevent 
> them from being used in RAID configurations, apparently.

That sounds like FUD. How can a drive tell whether its in a RAID or not?
What's the source for that allegation?

Thanks, Dave

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