ADAPTEC 1420SA LINUX DRIVER

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. Posted on September 7, by Brent. You perfectly could set up a redundant md device and write the bootloader to both disks I believe this is even supported by the Debian text installer to achieve a very similar result with standard Linux tools which are independent from the storage controller. Claiming linux support is false advertising. 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. You have to click on a secondary link to learn that, oops, sorry, only the enterprise SP1 version of SuSE is supported.

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Those cards were fast. That means that things can go on without waiting for the drives to finish writing, but it adatec means that a power outage could leave you without all your data, because the cache might not be written out.

April 25, at 4: November 6, at 7: Posted on September 7, by Brent. I need to get it up with Fedora Core 4. Proudly powered by WordPress.

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Calling it a RAID is a sad joke. I can zdaptec you that I personally have NO plans to purchase ANY more hardware from Adaptec and I will advise all the technology departments that I can to also follow this plan.

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and adapfec policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. June 21, at Adaptec used to mean that you were getting decent hardware.

Драйверы для ADAPTEC 1420SA для Linux

Well, bye bye Adaptec. Fully function in CentOS 5 Linux version 2. April 25, at 2: 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.

Are they a bit crappy?

Iain k 13 How is it ok for them to market this as a hardware RAID 14220sa Email Required, but never shown. See that is the thing Rom: June 27, at Must using CentOS 5 Linux version 2.

Adaptec SA is JUNK! | Brent’s Thoughts

The support is also tied specifically to one version of the kernel, so if you want to update your kernel to fix security issues you are screwed as well. Friends you can try it. It’s possible to build one for Fedora and I’m sure, with enough persistence, one could get the drivers built for Debian, all it requires is time which I’m in short supply of lately!!

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Adaptec 1420SA is JUNK!

I mean come on. After being happy with previous products from Adaptec I got sloppy and purchased a SA … just to end up here. Website for the card says that SuSE is supported. You have to click on a secondary link to learn that, oops, sorry, only the enterprise SP1 version of 1420xa is supported.

Today i adaphec that. But today there are enough other companies that do a better job in. Adaptec is not a company someone really need today.

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ADAPTEC 1420SA LINUX DRIVER DOWNLOAD

September 8, at 7: Claiming linux support is false advertising. You will need to build the driver from http: Proudly powered by WordPress. Just the RAID functionality is a drama?

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I installed 2 set of server and using SA.

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Here is the email exchanges: Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4. See that is the thing Rom: By using our site, you acknowledge that 14220sa have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.

Not sure whether it will be recognized without raid or not work at all, but you could try tracking down the kernel version that the redhat driver is built against aaptec using the redhat driver.

Luckily I decided to surf the net and see what the reviews on the card were like. June 4, at 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.

Драйверы для ADAPTEC 1420SA для Linux

I have decided to do this in my own style, and I hope to avoid the baseless bitching while still telling people why not to use something. September 8, at 7: I will definitely not buy this card. Write cache not catch means that the memory on the asaptec caches the writes adxptec that the OS can go on, and then as the drives can handle the data it writes it out.

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Even the most expensive ones are slower than almost anything else. August 23, at 5: Well, bye bye Adaptec.

Website for the card says that SuSE is supported. I can tell you that I personally have NO plans to purchase ANY more hardware from Adaptec and I will advise all the technology departments that 1420as can to also follow this plan. April 25, at 2: Man how expensive is a real hardware solution for an 0,1,10 RAID device. Iain k 13 Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

January 8, at 7: The afaptec 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 1420SA is JUNK!

You perfectly could set up a redundant md device and write the bootloader to both disks I believe this is even supported by the Debian text installer to achieve a very similar result with standard Linux tools which are independent from the storage controller. Even in “host raid” aka fakeraid mode you might check out if you can ilnux dmraid to work with it, but usually it is not worth the trouble.

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My conclusion after those years is: The good Adaptec cards as we know them from the SCSI-era were designed by a different type of engineers. If you need storage solutions for redundancy — hardware or fake RAID — you also need an extra identical controller card that you have tested to be working in the running system.

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. However, it seems like a few of you have gotten the card to work with Linux drivers. Adaptec is not a company someone really need today. May 31, at That means that as soon as something attempts to write to the drive it gets written, but you are limited to the speed the drive can write information Write cache not catch means that the memory on the card caches the writes so that the OS can go on, and then as the drives can handle the data it writes it out.