What RAID controller?
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Author:  ronald [ Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:06 am ]
Post subject:  What RAID controller?


I have a supermicro 1U server with 2x 1TB harddisks. When i install ESXi 4.1 or 5.0 i can install, but not in RAID1: i need a RAID controller.

Here i have the "RocketRAID 1820A" and the "3WARE 8006k" but both unsupported :roll:

The question is: what RAID controller do i need? If i look here:
http://www.vm-help.com//esx40i/esx40_wh ... hp#Storage

There are a lot of controllers, but in different price categories and performance categories. Also when i click the links behind the cards, not always its 100% clear the card is supported or not.

The budget we have is < 100 euro's.

Any help would be very appreciated!!

Author:  ronald [ Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What RAID controller?

This looks promising (Promise SATA300)

http://www.ebay.nl/sch/i.html?_nkw=Prom ... m270.l1313

Then again, it seems it only supports soft-raid: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1769


Author:  Dave.Mishchenko [ Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What RAID controller?

I'd look for a used Dell Prec 5 / 6. Those are LSI based controllers so you'll get real RAID and also health status within the vSphere client.

Author:  ronald [ Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: What RAID controller?

Thank you. I found a used LSI SAS3041E

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