>> Question, though: is HP still using their proprietary RAID 
>card?   And, if so, 
>> have they fixed its performance problems?
>According to my folks here, we're using the CCISS controllers, so I
>guess they are.  The systems are nevertheless performing very well --
>we did a load test that was pretty impressive.  Also, Chris Browne
>pointed me to this for the drivers:

That driver is for all the remotely modern HP cards. I think the one
with performance problems was the builtin one they user to have
(SmartArray 5i). AFAIK, the new builtins (6i) are a lot better. And the
high-end add-on cards I've never had any performance problems with -
linux and windows both.


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