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SubjectRE: RE: Dilemma: Replace Escalade with Adaptec 2400A or Promise S uper trak66?
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Hi,

> Does it run stably? Have you had any issues with drives
> failing and going offline without any real reason? Any
> compatibility issues with certain makes of drives (mine are
> Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 60, configured as 4x60GB in RAID10)?

I am running IBM Deskstar.. 3X60 Raid 5..
I have had no problems with the card or drives. The Array has been up sence
July.

> And what about those Adaptec utilities (raidutil), are they
> handling the new driver OK?

Hmm Good question, i dont think i am running the Raid Utils, i set up the
array and sort of forgot about it.. :)
Deanna do RaidUtils work??

Hope this helps in your decission..

Ryan

>
> Oh, I happened to stumble on the Open Source Newsletter at
> opensource.adaptec.com and was indeed hinted that the 2400A
> is a full member of the Adaptec I2O clan, but it was so
> vaguely put I wasn't sure really.
>
> Thanks for your input,
>
> // Jarkko
>
> On Wed, 10 Oct 2001 10:25:39 -0400, "Ryan C. Bonham"
> <Ryan@srfarms.com> wrote:
> >All the Adaptec I2O RAID products use the same driver, including the
> >ATA(Adaptec 2400A) based one. The ATA drives/arrays will
> appear to the OS
> >as a scsi
> >device. The driver was in the last Linus release also (2.4.10). I am
> >running the adaptec 2400A on a 2.4.6 kernel which i patch
> with adaptecs
> >dirvers, with no problems..
> >
> >Ryan
> >
> >
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: jkniiv@hushmail.com [mailto:jkniiv@hushmail.com]
> >> Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 10:08 AM
> >> To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> >> Subject: Dilemma: Replace Escalade with Adaptec 2400A or Promise
> >> Supertrak66?
> >>
> >>

> >> The Adaptec 2400A is presumably very much like the 2100S SCSI
> >> model. Adaptec has released some binary only drivers and
> >> utilities but none for the 2.4 kernel line. There are however
> >> some beta stage drivers (dpt_i2o) available as source for the
> >> SCSI models. Now, I happened to list the symbols of the
> >> binary only driver for the 2400A (dpt_i2o.o) and came to the
> >> conclusion that they are the very same as in the SCSI driver
> >> source! Any differences ought to be small. Now, I'm wondering
> >> whether anybody has already tested the driver with a 2400A? Alan?
> >>
> >> Yours,
> >>

>
>
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