Areca or 3ware RAID controllers
Michael S. Peek wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm looking at buying some large (32-drive) raid boxes from a company
> that gives me the option of choosing 3ware or Areca RAID controllers,
> and I'm trying to decide which to choose.
> I have experience with 3ware, but not Areca. 3ware is supported by
> standard kernels out of the box, but I had to download the managing
> software from 3ware's site. 3ware also has a BIOS interface you can
> enter on boot-up to create/manage your arrays (which I thought useful if
> all else fails). I've only had one problem with a 3ware card that was
> replaced under warranty, the rest are ticking away solidly, even after
> multiple AC outages that led to overheating problems in the past.
> Does anyone have any experience w/ using Areca RAID controllers under
> Ubuntu? Can you give me any pointers?
> Michael Peek
I don't, but I think you answered your own question. 3Ware make good
products. So why switch? If it's not broke, don't fix it. I have 3
3Ware RAID boxes at home and I wouldn't trade them for anything.
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