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Brandon Gooch jamesbrandongooch at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 12:42:05 UTC 2010

On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 5:36 AM, Bruce Cran <bruce at cran.org.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Sep 2010 12:23:36 +0200
> claudiu vasadi <claudiu.vasadi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> what s-ata1 controller would you recommend in this case ?
> I don't know, I've just heard that the Sil adapters have a bad
> reputation, including for data corruption. Things may have improved in
> the 5 years since though.

I can chime in here -- I've gone through two SiI 3114s (Rosewill
RC-209s). Fortunately for me, the system wasn't critical and the cards
failed at reboots -- and I had spares :)

The upside is, if you're using ZFS, data corruption may not be an
issue. Also, did we mention that the cards are CHEAP? Like, bottled
water cheap.

On the other hand, I've read of "higher end" Rosewill (presumably also
SiI) cards performing admirably, and for extended periods. Luck of the
draw, I suppose...

2 cents,


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