Promise SX6000 vs Adaptec 2400A

Kian_Chang_Low at vdgc.com.sg Kian_Chang_Low at vdgc.com.sg
Wed Nov 7 11:01:48 EST 2001


Hi all,

With 3ware existing the IDE raid storage card market, I was looking for a
replacement for a cluster and came across the Promise Supertrak SX6000 and
Adaptec ATA RAID 2400A.

I have no experience with the above and hope someone might shed some light.

1) Which card has the better support for Linux? I had heard that Promise is
not very Linux-friendly and tend to lock the user to older kernel. Is that
true?

2) Does anyone has experience putting more than 1 Promise card on a system?
Is it possible?

3) Is there any other alternatives?

Thanks,
Kian Chang.

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