At 05:01 AM 7/26/2007, Christopher Key wrote:
I'm trying to establish whether I can expect the Adaptec AAR-1220SA or
AAR-1430SA SATA cards to work with 6.2. They're not on the list of
supported hardware, which does include a lot of the other Adaptec
cards. However, the Adaptec cards that are listed all seem to be hardware
RAID cards, whereas the 1220SA and 1430SA use something called 'HostRAID',
which I think just means software raid. Does this just mean that I'll be
unable to use the RAID functionality on the cards, not really a concern,
or are they unlikely to work at all?
I have tried the 1200 series and they simply don't work for RAID or
non-RAID use. They have Sil chips which cause intermittent
problems. These problems are also present in other adapters that use some
of the Sil chips. Unfortunately the Sil chips are "hit and miss" as they
have different versions (masks) of the same chips and some will work while
most do not.
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