[mythtv-users] Question re: available SATA ports and linux software RAID

John P Poet jppoet at gmail.com
Sun Apr 10 04:47:28 UTC 2011

On Sat, Apr 9, 2011 at 10:33 PM, Bobby Gill <bobbygill at rogers.com> wrote:

> > Dunno about "JBOD", but RocketRAID cards also have "legacy" mode,
>> > where you DO NOT EVER configure your drive using the onboard BIOS.
>> Which require you to format the hard drive while it's connected to a
>> traditional SATA adapter. Not very convenient.
>> You can't set a drive as "legacy" once connected to a RocketRAID card.
>> _______________________________________________
> Though I'm off the intention completely as it is, it seems like the RR
> cards are a bit scary with these rather unknown caveats. Still wondering if
> this issue with the RR cards also applies to any other SATA cards (like the
> Rosewill RC-218/211 being discussed) or just certain RAID cards, if at all?
> Thanks
> Bobby

I have moved drives between my Rosewill RC-218 and my Syba SA2PEX without
any issues.  The drives are members of software RAID5 arrays, and Fedora
does not miss a beat, even when the drives are swapped around between the
on-board SATA ports and either of those cards.

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