[mythtv-users] 8 Port SATA PCIx card

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Sun Jul 19 15:32:21 UTC 2009

Gareth Glaccum wrote:
> The difference in price will be that the 3ware is a raid card, the 
> marvel is a SATA/SAS adapter card.
> The 3ware is really worth the extra price. You will have a GOOD 
> gui/webpage to administer the raid array, rather than needing to do it 
> from within the OS.
> The raid is well tested, and the management interface supports sending 
> emails/snmp.
> It is more of an enterprise solution than the marvels.
> The marvel chip is supported, but you will need to use MD or LVM to 
> produce a single volume. YOU will need to deal with failed disks and 
> checking for problems, rather than the card alerting you.
That is the general idea.  The OP wants to do software RAID, rather than 
hardware, and doesn't want to spend an extra $400 on a controller for 
functionality he is never going to use.

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