suggestions for SATA RAID cards

Andreas Klemm andreas at
Thu Aug 24 05:40:07 UTC 2006

On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 09:23:00AM +0100, Steven Hartland wrote:
> The Areca cards I can recommend. Highpoint 1820a is surprisingly good

Many many years ago I bought a HighPoint HPT366 ATA66 controller.
Thought its a good deal because it was cheap.
Thought, an ATA interface can't be that complicated anymore
so that its safe to buy a cheap product.

Turned out that I was very wrong with my theorie.
I ran into timeout problems, that couldn't be fixed.

After days and nights of troubleshooting and testing
I didn't get it to work reliably.

I replaced it by buying a more expensive Promise controller.
Since then I had zero problems.

Since that time I lost trust in HighPoint products.

Good stuff has its price. It must not always be the
most expensive hardware. But going with the cheapest
(and I assume the HighPoint product will again be
in the low price segment) can be troublesome.

	Andreas ///

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