[LUNI] Adaptec vs 3ware
skie at dragonsvalley.com
Thu Aug 16 19:35:26 CDT 2007
On Thursday 16 August 2007 7:23:53 pm Trev Peterson wrote:
> Maybe you've had different experiences than me but almost uniformly open
> source drivers / tools MEANS easier (read often can get it packaged for
> that distro and updates don't break it).
> When I needed to get the aacraid management tools to work on Debian (for
> a Dell branded Adaptec card) I got to play with alien, wait on hold for
> support, and finally migrate everything to software raid. This has been
> a fairly routine experience with closed sourced drivers to the point
> that I don't even consider closed source drivers/tools anymore (it's
> just not work the headache).
> Best of luck with whatever route you choose,
I haven't worked with Adaptec, so I don't know how difficult it will be to
install/setup. With the 3ware, I just installed the distro and it recognized
the card an set up the drivers automatically. I didn't have to touch a
thing. But then, most closed source drivers aren't included in the distros
for them to be automatically set up/installed.
My main experience with closed source drivers is the nvidia drivers. The
install is mostly painless and fairly quick. It's even a lot better then it
used to be. Like I said, my main concern is that it works with little to no
fuss. If the Adaptec drivers are a pain to setup/upgrade/etc, then I'll
probably go 3ware.
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