Does this look like a good raid controller?

By wallabing
Dec 20, 2006
  1. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    It looks good, What HD do you plan on using with it?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    It is not a "good" RAID controller. It is the same fakeraid crap you see integrated on motherboards.

    Looks supiciously cheap too.. Bottom of the barrel cards tend to have many corners cut a la the firmware is stored on a ROM chip, so you can't even flash it..

    You get what you pay for - it will probably "work", but you should expect to pay some $150+ for a brand new decent RAID card.
  3. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    $150 for a Raid card? That's expensive!
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    That's also fast and reliable :)
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,160   +599

    Ever hear of "You get what you paid for"?

    Personally, if I needed raid support I would use the AHA SCSI controller and
    2-6 SCSI HDs with it -- yea I can hear you crying how expensive it is, but
    ALL Unix Servers ship with SCSI support for a reason
    (oh heck, the cheap IDE-DELL stuff doesn't).
  6. wallabing

    wallabing TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 69

    But I dont have $699.99 :(
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