Promise SuperTrak100

Joel Jaeggli joelja at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Fri Oct 12 17:53:13 EDT 2001


On Fri, 12 Oct 2001, Sandy Harris wrote:

> John Burton wrote:
> >
> > Greetings,
> >
> > Is the Promise SuperTrak100 supported in any way, shape or form under
> > Linux (RH7.1) ?  I understand that in the most recent kernels there has
> > been I2O support /drivers added that in some way support the
> > SuperTrak100, but what kind of support is it?
> >
> > I had originally planned on getting a 3ware 7810 board, but 3ware
> > stopped selling their entire line of RAID controller boards.  Anyone
> > know a good alternative?  Basically I have already purchased 6 100GB
> > ATA/100 drives and some HotSwap ATA cages and the 7810 was on order when
> > my supplier informed me that the order was canceled because the board
> > was recalled and not available...
> >
> > Suggestions? thoughts? help?

buy an 8 channel 3ware 6800 which won't be dicontinued until dec31

but a 6 channel promise supertack100 which works and is about the same
price as the 6800...

buy a 4 channel adaptec 2400a which works.

buy three promise ultra100's and do software raid...


> Adaptec have a couple of caching RAID IDE controllers, generally similar
> to the Promise unit. I failed to find Linux drivers when I looked, but
> that was months ago.
>
> Can you just take a machine, put several of the cheap basic Promise
> controllers which are supported in it, and let it do the caching?
>
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