IDE Raid Controllers

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at
Wed Sep 11 17:57:33 EST 2002

At 5:44 PM +1000 02/9/11, Karun wrote:
>Has anybody used any IDE raid controller cards at all? What do people think
>about the one they have if any?
>Im planning on buying one, but not sure which one to get/use.

We're using the escolade 7850.  Seems OK. 
  . it appears to be a scsi drive and takes some load off the cpu. 
  . Some of them have battery backed write through cache.

  . You need a spare in case it stuffs up. 
  . The disks are in a proprietary format. 

Modern systems are fast enough that the extra load is not really a problem.  If you use software raid you can put the disks on another system, distro etc and hopefully have it come back up. 

Kim Holburn 
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