They seem to hire the type of engineers Adaptec used to do. I hate throwing money away!! April 25, at 2: Adaptec sa in raid 1 mode cc willnot mirror. With a low-end Adaptec fake-raid in a server with slow CPU, it is probably more cost effective to buy a complete new server, install the OS, controller card and rebuild the array from there. August 23, at 5:

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You can find useful tips under linux. I mean come on.

Fully function in CentOS 5 Linux version 2. April 24, at 5: Performance should be the same. Thank you very much Brent for taking the time back then to write this blog.

Adaptec 1420SA is JUNK!

The list of non Windows operating systems that they do support is meager at best and only includes versions that are at least a year old. Adaptec used to mean that you were getting decent hardware. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant.


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November 6, at 7: December 11, at 5: I will definitely not buy this card. Note adapec registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.

Here is the email exchanges: Running fine with Debian vanilla since it is fully supported. June 21, at It was a lot of bitching without a lot of content as to why. Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled.

If you need to reset your password, click here. For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4.

Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. I came here by google too: Hello Brent, thanks for keeping this blog alive. Anyone had this before?

raid – Access Adaptec SA RAID10 array – Ask Ubuntu

August 23, at 6: BB code is On. April 23, at That means that things can go on without waiting for the drives to finish writing, but it also means that a power outage could leave you without all your data, because the cache might not be written out. Thanks for publishing this.


Just because a card is fakeraid doesnt meant it will be of no use, im planning to use a SA purely as a sata controller for my md array.

I was given the impression that I should be able to load a driver to make linux BLIND to the disks so that it will only see the raid volume.