Opinions on IDE RAID controllers?

Lanny Baron lnb at FreeBSDsystems.COM
Sun Jul 27 23:54:04 PDT 2003

Hi Josh,
We have a Server (I use it as a workstation) called the iNET900
(http://www.freebsdsystems.com/servers_900.html). This box does use SATA
as we needed to see how well things would work. The Intel Server Board
(fairly inexpensive when compared to to Intel dual xeon boards for what
I need it for) has two SATA controllers on-board. One from Intel and one
from Promise Technology.

The RAID (RAID-0+1) works exceedingly well. 

In fact, while writing this, I have a USB SanDisk card reader for my
digital camera plugged in to edit with xv, a few pics.

FreeBSD 5.1 with the iNET900 absolutely rocks!

Lanny Baron

On Fri, 2003-07-18 at 12:39, Josh Tolbert wrote:
> Hi,
>    I'm looking to add a bit of redundancy to a machine that should
> have been built this way from the start, but hindsight is always
> 20/20. I plan on running two 120G IDE drives in RAID1 and I'm looking
> for opinions on which RAID controller would be the best to go with.
> The Highpoint RocketRAID133 seems to be the one for what I want to
> do and I've had some good feedback about the RR133 and the ata
> driver, but I'd like to know what others think. I would like to use
> a controller that works with an open-source driver simply cause
> manufacturers sometimes drop driver support without warning.
>    The machine itself is a Celeron 1.4, Intel D815EEA2U motherboard,
> 512M RAM and an Intel Pro/100+ NIC. It does basic web/dns/mail/etc.
> for a small number of people. I don't expect to see super-high loads
> on the machine or anything, but having a setup that can take a bit
> of pounding and be stable is what I'm going for.
>    Any input or suggestions people can make will be helpful. I'm
> probably going to be ordering the drives/controller this weekend
> to go in to service in the not-too-distant future.
> Thanks,
> Josh
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