On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 3:32 PM, Roy Wright <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I'm looking to add three more drives to my system for a software RAID5
media volume. *I've used all my motherboard SATA ports so need a SATA
controller. *I don't want a hardware RAID controller (been there, burned
when controller died). *4 SATA2 ports is the minimum required. *I have
both PCIe and PCI slots available. *I do not need high performance as
the RAID will just contain media files for access in my home. *I would
prefer a controller supported by normal kernel drivers. *My preference
is to keep costs down (3 x 1 TB drives are costly enough
FYI, system is gentoo ~x86, Intel Q9300, Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6.
I just added 2 e-SATA controllers to my systems, 1 Gentoo at home and 1 FC7
at work.* They're* Silicon Image 3124, and work with PCI or PCIX (not PCIe), which
is good because the Gentoo is PCIX, but the FC system is original PCI.
In both cases, normal kernel drivers were fine.* Just make sure your kernel
CONFIG_BLK_DEV_SIIMAGE=m or y
Frankly, I bought on price also, and wanted external drives.
Kevin O'Gorman, PhD