21610SA for software raid?
Hi folks, I'm looking for a cheap way to get a 16 drive RAID 5 array built using mdadm. From what I've been able to find this Adaptec card is the cheapest way to get a 16disk controller on the PCI bus, but that it's RAID support is poor at best. What I was wondering is if anyone knows if it would be possible to use it just as a controller card (like many of the software-raid based "RAID" cards) and use mdadm to actually manage the array?
I've found an 8 port card that would work, but I would need two, which I could do, but would be more costly for the cards and in the use of two PCI slots.