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    Hardware RAID Card : Recommendations?

    Following the nightmare with the server that decided to "lose" its Virtual Disk configuration I've decided I'm not about to wait for the second bite to take what little is left of my behind.

    So, can anyone recommend any SATAII/300 RAID cards capable of RAID 0,1,1+0,5 and possibly 6 that have a decent recovery opportunity in place even if the card itself hits the skids.

    It would need to be able to 100% compatible with an Intel S5000VSA motherboard...


    Budget wise I'm looking at around 250 max, but if compelling reasons can be provided for more I'll definitely listen!

    Cheers all...

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    Adaptec is your friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Adaptec is your friend
    D'ya think you could be a liddle more specific in terms of models?

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    HP.com - ProLiant Storage - HP Smart Array P400 controller - Overview & Features
    HP.com - ProLiant Storage - HP Smart Array P600 controller - Overview & Features

    The hp stuff has full drive portability between hp RAID controllers, online drive flashing and online diagnostics and repair. It should not matter that it is an hp unit it should still work with your existing board but I have sent an email off to hp to double check that they have not added any limitations that would stop it from working in a non-hp box.

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    Whoops... forgot to specify that these are SATA drives... Unfortunately those controllers are SCSI

    EDIT: Actually, incorrect there... seems they support SATA too... albeit to SATA 150
    Last edited by contink; 23rd June 2009 at 09:47 AM.

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    The HP controllers are really good, don't to check out 3ware as well, have use many of them under windows and linux and they've been rock sold with very good performance...

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