Hello *, very long time ago (17 years) I used 3Ware Hardware Raid Controller where most are working up to now and they are not broken yet.
However, for all newer installations I use Adaptec and especially the 71506E which is a low-cost hardware Raid-0/1/10 Controller. I have 8 of them and now one is broken... Grmpf! I contacted the new owneer of Adaptec and ... ... was pissed off! They simply claim, that this controller does not exist, even if I have invoices and you find references on the Internet. After I had a long conversation with the support, they removed the references from the Adaptec website... WTF is this now? They sugested me another 16ch Controller, which just cost 1800 insted of 480. I do not need/want Raid 5/50/6/60 or other crap! I need only Raid-1 Hot-Fix and Copy-Back functionality. Does someone has a similar experience with it? Which Low-Cost Controller can I use now? Note: It MUST be a Hardware-Raid-1 Controller with Battery Backup and 16 channels, because the Server-Mainboard has only one Slot. Thanks in advance -- Michelle Konzack Miila ITSystems @ TDnet GNU/Linux Developer 00372-54541400