[mythtv-users] Question re: available SATA ports and linux software RAID
mythtv at rtr.ca
Sun Apr 10 12:45:49 UTC 2011
On 11-04-10 12:33 AM, Bobby Gill wrote:
> > Dunno about "JBOD", but RocketRAID cards also have "legacy" mode,
> > where you DO NOT EVER configure your drive using the onboard BIOS.
> Which require you to format the hard drive while it's connected to a
> traditional SATA adapter. Not very convenient.
> You can't set a drive as "legacy" once connected to a RocketRAID card.
> Though I'm off the intention completely as it is, it seems like the RR cards are
> a bit scary with these rather unknown caveats. Still wondering if this issue
> with the RR cards also applies to any other SATA cards (like the Rosewill
> RC-218/211 being discussed) or just certain RAID cards, if at all?
Seems to be only a Highpoint (RocketRaid) thing.
Other "RAID" cards do write metadata, but mostly only when asked to by the user,
as opposed to automatically destroying the user's data just by powering on.
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