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    I'm looking to purchase a SATA PCI expansion card. Can anyone recommend one they've used in Linux that's not troublesome?

    Are SATA PCI cards like SCSI host adapters in the sense that you can configure them before the OS loads? How else would hardware RAID be possible?
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    Re: SATA PCI

    Quote Originally Posted by bpark
    Are SATA PCI cards like SCSI host adapters in the sense that you can configure them before the OS loads? How else would hardware RAID be possible?
    I can't speak for PCI SATA cards, but my onboard SATA controller does allow you to configure the RAID before the OS boots. It's essentially like another BIOS screen. I would think (though I'm not sure) that PCI controllers would operate the same way.
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    Yea, my guess is that any SATA PCI card will have to let you into it's BIOS to handle hardware RAID. Otherwise, it would be impossible to do it.
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