gvinum with RAID capable SATA card

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Sat Feb 17 21:22:39 UTC 2007

	Motherboards usually don't support more than 2 SATA ports, and since 
SATA is 1:1, I have to invest in a SATA RAID card to get RAID-5 support.
	After reading the handbook a bit I came across chapter 19, which goes 
into some detail about why and how to the configure one's disks in a 
software RAID with gvinum. However, I'm not sure what mode (if one 
exists) that I could put a RAID card in to make the OS see single disks.
	So I guess my point is, can I turn off RAID functionality on the card 
and make the disks into single, separated disks available via the disk 
controller, or is that impossible with a RAID card?
	I think the problem lies with my (limited) knowledge of RAID.

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