As you may know, 3Ware was bought awhile back, and since then, I for one have not been happy with the change.
In perusing the goods at Newegg, I’ve noticed a new manufacturer, Areca. They’ve been getting super reviews by Newegg customers, especially when it comes to linux support. Could they be the new 3Ware?
At the LinuxMafia’s page on linux sata raids, Areca is mentioned as having GPLed software maintained by Erech Chen of Areca. Cool!
I've had to use ubuntu server recently because debian doesn't support the areca raid card I have in a couple of servers.
What about SAS?
- Newegg.com customer RaidJunkie reports that the Seagate Cheetah 15K.4 ST336754SS 36.7GB 15,000 RPM 8MB Cache Serial Attached SCSI runs hot and needs active cooling [^]
- Debian Israel Mirror has a net iso of Sarge, fixing SAS [^]</a>
- Howtoforge.com has a forum thread about getting SAS to work with a backported kernel and Etch [^]
- Jimmy's Weblog has a pretty cool explanation of how to use sarge with IBM's x206m with SAS