[conspire] 2 Daniel, in particular, again. + got soket A cpu 2spare?

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Mar 10 01:42:10 PST 2005

Quoting Daniel Gimpelevich (daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us):

> Notice that the SY-K7V Dragon Plus is a different (better?) board, but
> both boards have what is likely the best hardware-based RAID you can get
> with a 2.6 kernel (don't try 2.4).

VIA's SATA chipset does _not_ support hardware RAID; it's a BIOS-assisted,
manufacturer-proprietary software RAID scheme.  See:  "Serial ATA" on 

As a quick rule of thumb, if it's motherboard-integrated, you can bet
it's not hardware RAID.  For the latter, you need an add-in card from
someone like 3Ware, LSI Logic, Adaptec, HP, IBM, or ICP Vortex.

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