[nycbug-talk] AMD Raid question. . .

George R. george
Mon Oct 24 21:20:12 EDT 2005

alex at pilosoft.com wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Oct 2005, George R. wrote:
>>I just got a new 2u Opteron that I'm putting a BSD on. . .
>>I'm doing hardware RAID (leave me alone with any software raid pro's),
>>and for some reason, the raid firmware only comes up with Raid 0, 1, and
>>10 (and spare).  There are three x 300g SATA drives in this box, so why
>>doesn't Raid 5 show up?  Isn't three the minimum for all controllers for
>>raid 5?
> Hint: Most of the "hardware" raid is *not* hardware raid. 
> http://linux.yyz.us/sata/faq-sata-raid.html
> Controller fired.

. . . aware of the grey area, but. . .

then how come i could do raid 1 or 10, or at least it tells me i can. . 
and these are the boards and controllers that iron systems sells. . .


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