[plug] Linux RAID Support

wdk@moriah billk at iinet.net.au
Sat Mar 3 17:01:22 WST 2012

Can you just run them in standalone mode and run Linux soft raid on top instead?   It is supposed to be chipset independent (you can move the drives to another MB), faster and less bother in the long run, plus more flexible and more modes available.

Basically just use it as a bunch of high performance (sata?) interfaces with Linux soft raid on top -this is probably the reason why there isn't a lot out there on these propriety chips and Linux.


On 03/03/2012, at 15:34, Alexander Hartner <alex at j2anywhere.com> wrote:

> I have two onboard raid contollers none of which seem to be supported by linux
> Intel X79 chipset : In RAID mode this is detected but doesn't seem to be working properly. Seems to be some sort of fakeraid.
> Marvel 88SE9172: In RAID mode I am not able to see the array once booted. I am guessing it is not supported.
> My local computer shop has got some affordable raid cards on offer:
> http://www.ple.com.au/ViewCategory.aspx?CategoryId=451
> However the Highpoint Pocket Raid range seem to be using the same chipset Marvell 88SEXXXX as I already have onboard. 
> I tried looking online for a definitive list of supported controllers, but can't find anything which covers hardware raid controllers and their support in Linux. One link I found suggests that support for the Marvell Chipset is being added in the 3.0 Kernel 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Marvell_Technology_Group_chipsets#88SE91xx_Chipsets
> Any pointers on this would make my day.
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