classiccmp server hardware

From: Jochen Kunz <>
Date: Sun Oct 10 04:03:11 2004

On Sat, 9 Oct 2004 18:21:40 -0500
"Jay West" <> wrote:

> So, my vote would be to go with another 160gb, riser card, and promise
> raid 1 card.
Those Promise "RAID" cards don't do hardware RAID. They handle RAID
entirely in software, by there own BIOS for booting / DOS and via a
proprietary drivers for the OS. Stay away from this. (IIRC NetBSD has a
driver for this crap that recognizes the Promise RAID layout and uses it
as a RAIDframe software RAID volume or the like.)

As you are running FreeBSD: What about vinum(4)???
The machine should be fast enough to handle RAID1 in software. No
problem with the Promise BIOS stuff, no cost for an extra PCI card.

If you want real hardware RAID look for a 3ware card.
Received on Sun Oct 10 2004 - 04:03:11 BST

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