Re: Your experiences with S-ATA drives?

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Peter Boy kirjoitti viestissään (lähetysaika torstai, 23. 
kesäkuuta 2005 12:50):
> I'm considering to buy S-ATA drives for my new FC3/FC4
> machine, but I'm wondering whether I might run in endless
> trouble with them. There are so many reports here about
> problems to get FC 3/4 even installed.

SATA _drives_ don't cause any problems. Some SATA _controllers_ 
are troublesome, especially Intel ICH6 (in AHCI mode).

> I would like to use 2 drives in a Raid 1 (mirroring)
> configuration.

Read the SATA RAID FAQ first: 
http://linux.yyz.us/sata/faq-sata-raid.html

> (and perhaps give some hints about installation issues?)

Most important hint: don't use the fake-RAID setup in BIOS, use 
native Linux software RAID instead.

-- 
 Markku Kolkka
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