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Old 6th June, 2012, 06:36 AM
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I should have done this first...

I'm still obsessing over my RAID failure to execute...

I did my best and came up with nothing or next to it. Perhaps someone a bit more adroit with a search engine can help me out...

Here's the part I need.

1 it must be PCIe 1.0 (Is PCI express 2.0 backwards compatible? will a 2.0 card fit/function in my PCIe 1.0 slot?)

2. It must be SATA III
3. two ports are fine 4 if I have to...
4. Thought there's no way but experience to tell, it must be recognized and supported in Linux, Here I'm willing to take a chance, I can always return it.

5. I 'm looking at around a hundred bucks, so ignore all the really interesting stuff":O}

If someone loves a hunt...?
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Old 18th June, 2012, 09:07 PM
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you are talking about a RAID controller card right?
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Old 18th June, 2012, 09:16 PM
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do you have a PCI-Express x4 slot on that motherboard?

I found this Star Tech 4-port Sata III card for $115.00
Star Tech RAID card
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Thanks Ron! But I ended up just upgrading my motherboad to a 6G SATA board, it was the 6G bus for my SSD drives I was trying to arrange. Man These SSDs are fast enough to be fun! ":O}
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That is a 6Bgps RAID controller card. SATA 3 is 6Gbps.
Anyways, I think you keep calling me "Ron" which is fine, but I do prefer Brian.
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The Intel RAID stuff is natively supported by Linux, using the dmraid drivers. However, it looks like a number of distros (like Debian, Ubuntu and MINT) don't include the dmraid drivers in the installer, so Linux doesn't recognise the RAID array.

You'll need to write a floppy disk with the RAID drivers on it and press F6 when prompted. No, sorry, that's Windows 2000 and XP.

You'll have to start the live CD and then install the RAID drivers, then you can install on the RAID array. The following page may help you:

How To Set-Up Soft RAID (dmraid) in Linux Mint 6 (Felicia) See This, Now Read This
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That is a 6Bgps RAID controller card. SATA 3 is 6Gbps.
Anyways, I think you keep calling me "Ron" which is fine, but I do prefer Brian.
I was posting to Ron a while ago and I think his name must have stuck to my cursor, Sorry Boo/Brian, I caught one of them and change it, didn't realize I had gone serial with it!
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The Intel RAID stuff is natively supported by Linux, using the dmraid drivers. However, it looks like a number of distros (like Debian, Ubuntu and MINT) don't include the dmraid drivers in the installer, so Linux doesn't recognise the RAID array.

You'll need to write a floppy disk with the RAID drivers on it and press F6 when prompted. No, sorry, that's Windows 2000 and XP.

You'll have to start the live CD and then install the RAID drivers, then you can install on the RAID array. The following page may help you:

How To Set-Up Soft RAID (dmraid) in Linux Mint 6 (Felicia) See This, Now Read This
I'm off to take a look!

I'm back! Looks like it's doable, but first I need two things. I need for Patti to set up her new printer/scanner (she won't let me!) and I need to get one of my drives back from RMA (When I removed the data plug the SSD's sheath covering the wire connects beneath, came off inside my SATA cable! So I'm out for both!

Newegg accepted my RMA, so the drive leaves today...
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