[OT] Useable BIOS RAID 1 on the cheap?

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Fri Jan 13 11:47:16 GMT 2006

Steve Mynott <steve at tightrope.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> Is there anyway of doing hardware RAID on the cheap with those SATA
> disks and a suitable motherboard which is actually likely to work
> that anyone can recommend? A Shuttle-type form factor would be
> particularly cool.

All the cheap RAID controllers are software RAID. The BIOS has enough
smarts to be able to boot Windows, at which point their Win32 driver
takes over. Linux support for these is partial and experimental at
best, but usually nonexistent.

If you're using Linux, by far the best thing you can do is leave the
controller in JBOD mode and create md volumes.

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