Promise 20378 SATA controller and FC2 Test1 first impressions ...
ksnider at flarn.com
Thu Feb 12 21:04:24 UTC 2004
Adam Pearse wrote:
> Well, the good news is that FC2 Test1 does recognize the controller. The
> down side is it does not support the BIOS created RAID sets defined
> within Promise's BIOS. I ended up disabling the controller to operate in
> RAID and have it treat it as IDE (which basically it was anyways). I
> then setup my two drives using software RAID. Question for anyone who
> can answer (have has an opinion), will FC2 eventually support the BIOS
> created RAID images or are we stuck using software RAID and dumb down
> the controller to basically act as an IDE interface. BTW guys, thanks
> for your work on getting this out and into our hands.
Doesn't this controller rely on the driver for RAID work anyway? I seem to
remember benchmarks showing md outperforming this chipset in "HW" RAID mode.
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