Re: Adaptec Raid Controller

2018-04-19 Thread Michelle Konzack
Hi back,

Am 2018-04-17 hackte Dan Ritter in die Tasten:
> The LSI Megaraid controllers have worked very well for me. They
> are now owned by Broadcom.
>
> The current model is 9361-16i. Previous generations still work
> well, especially for spinning disks, and are available under the
> Avago and Supermicro names.
>
> https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816118249
> is $440, plus you'll need an external battery card for it.

This looks interesting especially the price.

> -dsr-

Thanks in advance

-- 
Michelle KonzackMiila ITSystems @ TDnet
GNU/Linux Developer 00372-54541400



Re: Adaptec Raid Controller

2018-04-17 Thread Igor Cicimov
On Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:33 am Dan Ritter  wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 05:55:20AM +0300, Michelle Konzack wrote:
> > 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.
>
> The LSI Megaraid controllers have worked very well for me. They
> are now owned by Broadcom.
>
> The current model is 9361-16i. Previous generations still work
> well, especially for spinning disks, and are available under the
> Avago and Supermicro names.
>
> https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816118249
> is $440, plus you'll need an external battery card for it.
>
> -dsr
>

+1 for LSI. The IBM ones are also very popular and work great with linux.

>


Re: Adaptec Raid Controller

2018-04-17 Thread Dan Ritter
On Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 05:55:20AM +0300, Michelle Konzack wrote:
> 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.

The LSI Megaraid controllers have worked very well for me. They
are now owned by Broadcom.

The current model is 9361-16i. Previous generations still work
well, especially for spinning disks, and are available under the
Avago and Supermicro names. 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816118249
is $440, plus you'll need an external battery card for it.

-dsr-



Adaptec Raid Controller

2018-04-16 Thread Michelle Konzack
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 KonzackMiila ITSystems @ TDnet
GNU/Linux Developer 00372-54541400