Moar RAID Win

Had to upgrade my storage over the past week and decided to see just how good Linux software raid (mdadm) and SATA hot plugging were these days. The current setup was a five disk array with two 1TB and three 750GB drives attached to an ASUS M3A76-CM motherboard in AHCI mode. My first issue was […]

RAID 5 via mdadm

Finally got the SATA PCI cards (SIIG SC-SA4011) in at work today so I was able to go ahead and build the new RAID array. The first hurdle was to figure out what chipset the SATA cards use, but after removing the SIIG sticker I found a nice SiI 3114 chip which is well supported […]