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From: Michael-Luke Jones <jonesml@fastmail.to>
To: Patrick Ale <patrick.ale@gmail.com>
Cc: linux-kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [QUESTION] Sata RAID
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2007 17:11:56 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <6C96CE3D-85F5-479D-BD44-F5DA0AE744FF@fastmail.to> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <200702241624.17024.bzolnier@gmail.com>

But using 'fakeraid' (i.e. BIOS RAID) together with dmraid is  
generally discouraged in favour of using the more stable and well  
supported Linux Software RAID functionality.

Michael-Luke

On 24 Feb 2007, at 15:24, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:

>
> use device mapper and dmraid
>
> 	http://people.redhat.com/~heinzm/sw/dmraid/
>
> and please read
>
> 	http://linux-ata.org/faq-sata-raid.html
>
> On Saturday 24 February 2007, Patrick Ale wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Quick question,
>>
>> Since I am going to open my server today to do some pata tests (for
>> the weird detection problems people are giving me fantastic help  
>> with,
>> no sarcasm, I really mean it) I thought: why not add two 320GB SATA
>> disks on the SATA controller that the mainboard has.
>>
>> I am wondering: should I use the onboard RAID function? Is this
>> supported by Linux? I remember back in "the old days (TM)" there were
>> seperate (spelling) drivers for ataraid, how does the current 2.6
>> branch cope with the RAID functions of modern motherboards?
>>
>> I am aware that it is NOT hardware raid, the raid is done in the
>> driver, which is why you need this fancy boot disk before installing
>> Windows on your RAID set.
>>
>> Or would you suggest me to stick with MD devices?
>>
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Patrick Ale
>> patrick.ale@gmail.com
>>
>> "kun kasvan isoksi, halun olla poro"
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  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-24 17:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-24 10:10 Patrick Ale
2007-02-24 15:24 ` Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
2007-02-24 17:11   ` Michael-Luke Jones [this message]
2007-02-24 17:19     ` Patrick Ale
2007-02-26  8:30       ` Patrick Ale
2007-02-26  8:37         ` Neil Brown
2007-02-28  1:51         ` Bill Davidsen
2007-02-28 13:02           ` Alan

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