Software RAID1 with atacontrol

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Mon Sep 27 03:29:32 PDT 2004

Thomas Pornin <maillist+fc at> writes:
> -- some (cheap) RAID extension cards are just ATA controllers with a
> special boot ROM which understands the metadata stored on the disks and
> describing how the disks are grouped in RAID arrays;

This is actually the case for *most* ATA RAID controllers.

If you don't care about BIOS support, you're probably better off using
gmirror(8), which is a lot more flexible than ataraid.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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