[rescue] Anyone have a PERC/RAID card?

Phil Brutsche phil at tux.obix.com
Thu Dec 28 12:35:03 CST 2006

Sevan / Venture37 wrote:
> Make sure you get a LSI based PERC card & not  a adaptec one, adaptec
> support has been removed from the openbsd kernel for some time now. plus
> with the ami/LSI based cards you can use the excellent bioctl tool which
> is now included in openbsd to manage your array.

X2 on the LSI vs Adaptec cards.

Retail Adaptec cards are effectively Windows-only, and
HP/IBM/Dell-branded RAID cards won't necessarily work outside of the
corresponding machines (found that out the hard way with a PERC4/SC in
an old Gateway dual-PIII box).

Examples of what you *do* want for your Dell are the PERC3/SC and
PERC4/SC. The latter is ~$100 on eBay.


Phil Brutsche
phil at tux.obix.com

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