Subject: Re: motherboard recommendations?
To: Lubomir Sedlacik <salo@Xtrmntr.org>
From: Wojciech Puchar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/06/2002 19:11:06
> i am looking for a motherboard for a new NetBSD production server. it
> should support IDE (pseudo-)raid, ecc ram support is a plus, 1 cpu is
i don;t know any real IDE raid on motherboards.
> what i am curious about is the IDE raid device, can one configure two
> mirror volumes from 4 disks (2+2) with these?
> ,-- channel 1 -- disk A1 - disk B1
> / || ||
> IDE raid < mirror mirror
> \ || ||
> `-- channel 2 -- disk A2 - disk B2
yes of course!
but using master/slave config is bad idea and will slow down everything.
better just buy extra PCI IDE card and put every disk on another channel.
> anyone can recommend some mobo with NetBSD supported IDE raid which is
> capable of doing this and matches listed needs (ecc ram support
> (optional), 1 cpu, onboard eth/graphics/sound are not neccessary)?
i don't think any special mobo is needed. but something with well tested
intel chipset, or athlon with AMD chipset. avoid VIA