Re: OT: silent data corruption reading from hard drives

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]


On 02/08/12 10:56, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> Your drives cost anywhere from $400-$1000, yet your controller maybe $50. Do I really need to say any
more? Spend $150-250 on a decent SAS/SATA controller such as an LSI or
Adaptec and you won't have to worry about this kind of thing.
On a related note, is there a specific model card you would suggest that
fits the following:
a) 4 or 8 ports
b) PCI (for older systems)
c) affordable (note, not cheap, but not expensive)
d) does not need to support RAID since we will use software raid anyway

I am always unsure, and see very cheap SATA cards (around $50) and worry
as you suggest, and very expensive (around $1000), and feel that is a
waste of money for what should be a fairly simple card.

Also, would you use on board controller, or prefer to always use an
external controller? Or is it worthwhile using a combination (in case of
controller failure)?

Thanks for your opinions.

Regards,
Adam

-- 
Adam Goryachev
Website Managers
www.websitemanagers.com.au

--
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-raid" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html


[ATA RAID]     [Linux SCSI Target Infrastructure]     [Managing RAID on Linux]     [Linux IDE]     [Linux SCSI]     [Linux Hams]     [Device-Mapper]     [Kernel]     [Linux Books]     [Linux Admin]     [Linux Net]     [GFS]     [RPM]     [git]     [Photos]     [Yosemite Photos]     [Yosemite News]     [AMD 64]     [Linux Networking]

Add to Google Powered by Linux