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  • pci-e (up to 8x) sata 8-port controller

    I don't care about raid or performance. I care about PRICE.
    Also, it has to have mainline linux drivers. No binary blobs. It has to work out of the box.
    Suggestions?
    ## VGA ##
    AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
    Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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    Originally posted by darkbasic View Post
    I don't care about raid or performance. I care about PRICE.
    Also, it has to have mainline linux drivers. No binary blobs. It has to work out of the box.
    Suggestions?
    Just a straight controller with 8 channels is going to next to impossible to find. Most will have raid capabilities and as such cost a bit more. You might want to look at the RocketRaid 2320. Keep in mind that most of the cards you will find with that connectivity will more then likely require a PCI-X slot or a 4x PCI-e slot. There are also a few others at Adaptec.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by deanjo View Post
      RocketRaid 2320
      I already saw it, but it seems it has proprietary driver with open source wrapper (and so they claim to have open source drivers )

      Originally posted by deanjo View Post
      4x PCI-e slot.
      It's not a problem, I have a free 8x slot.

      Originally posted by deanjo View Post
      There are also a few others at Adaptec.
      Which ones? I do not want to spend 500$
      ## VGA ##
      AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
      Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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      • #4
        What about a Dell Perc 5/i? It seems quite cheap (about 150$).
        ## VGA ##
        AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
        Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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        • #5
          If performance is not so important, get a Silicon Image 4-port card and a 5x SATA Port Multiplier.

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