On Tue, 2003-10-21 at 13:36, scott.marlowe wrote: > On 21 Oct 2003, Will LaShell wrote: > > > On Tue, 2003-10-21 at 08:40, scott.marlowe wrote: > > <SNIP> > > > So that brings up my question, which is better, the Perc4 or Perc3 > > > controllers, and what's the difference between them? I find Dell's > > > tendency to hide other people's hardware behind their own model numbers > > > mildly bothersome, as it makes it hard to comparison shop. > > > > Perc4 has n LSI 1030 chip > > http://docs.us.dell.com/docs/storage/perc4di/en/ug/features.htm > > > > > > Perc3 > > depending on the model can be a couple of things but I think they are > > all U160 controllers and not U320 > > Thanks. I googled around and found this page: > > http://www.domsch.com/linux/ > > Which says what each model is. It looks like the "RAID" controller they > wanna charge me for is about $500 or so, so I'm guessing it's the medium > range Elite 1600 type controller, i.e. U160, which is plenty for the > machine / drive number we'll be using. > > Has anyone played around with the latest ones to get a feel for them? I > want a battery backed controller that runs well under linux and also BSD > that isn't gonna break the bank. I'd heard bad stories about the > performance of the Adaptec RAID controllers, but it seems the newer ones > aren't bad from what I've found googling.
We own 2 Elite 1650 and we love them. It would be nice to have had U320 capable controllers but the cards are completely reliable. I recommend the LSI controllers to everyone because I've never had a problem with them.
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