I'm in the process of consolidating a lot of computer hardware (selling off another notebook soon) and want to add a lot more disk space to my home "server" so I'll have space to dump all the files. The machine has lots of room in the case, but it's a couple years old so there's no on-board SATA.
My plan is to drop in 3 250GB SATA disks and use Linux software RAID-5 to give me close to 500GB of space. Can anyone recommend a good SATA PCI card I can use for this? It's gotta have drivers in the standard Linux 2.4 or 2.6 kernel. Life's too short to track down weird drivers.
And I don't need one with so-called hardware RAID.
Update: After a bit of looking harder and discussion with someone, it seems that the Promise Sata150 TX4 is just what the doctor ordered. It's got 4 ports and good Linux support (2.4 and 2.6).
Posted by jzawodn at September 20, 2004 08:27 PM