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FYI: 3ware SATA (was Re: [ale] New Hardware)

Jonathan Glass wrote:
> Only recommendation on SATA is make sure you get a 3Ware controller, and
> if you can afford it, go RAID 1.  The 3Ware drivers are in the kernel, and
> work much better than Promise.  To me it is worth it.


Some 3ware SATA cards have problems with some motherboards 
or motherboard + riser card combinations:

For example Tyan dual opteron Thunder K8W motherboards seem to be affected.
( http://www.tyan.com/support/html/f_s2885.html )