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

Mark Lord mythtv at rtr.ca
Sun Apr 10 12:45:49 UTC 2011

On 11-04-10 12:33 AM, Bobby Gill 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?

Seems to be only a Highpoint (RocketRaid) thing.
Thank goodness.

Other "RAID" cards do write metadata, but mostly only when asked to by the user,
as opposed to automatically destroying the user's data just by powering on.


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