Re: OT: silent data corruption reading from hard drives

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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.


Adam Goryachev
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