Subject: Re: motherboard recommendations?
To: Wojciech Puchar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Stefan Schumacher <email@example.com>
Date: 08/06/2002 20:41:28
On Tue, 6 Aug 2002, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> > 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.
> > enough.
> > 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.
I would recommend to use a real RAID-Controller, that MoBo Chips
are often only capable of RAID 0 and 1 and have a very - mhmm lets
say bizarre - Software.
> > 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
Yeah, esp. Highpoint Contr. are not supported below 1.6
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