ordering a T610: what options?

Tim Small tim at seoss.co.uk
Thu Sep 30 08:26:39 CDT 2010


On 30/09/10 14:00, Louis-David Mitterrand wrote:
> - what "Raid Connectivity" (C0 to C16) should I select?
>    

Probably doesn't matter, you can just reconfig it when you get it.
> - which "Raid Controller" is the best in plain JBOD mode? Which will
>    allow 'smartctl' to monitor the individual disks' health?
>    


I believe the PERC H200 and SAS6 both use the same chip, but the SAS6 
may be more straightforward, however be aware of:

http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14831

personally, I've not had good experiences of using SATA drives with 
these controllers under Linux - I'd prefer a straight AHCI controller 
like the Intel ICH10, or SiI3132 etc. instead of SATA-on-SAS...

Tim.

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