[LUNI] Adaptec vs 3ware
skie at dragonsvalley.com
Fri Aug 17 09:09:07 CDT 2007
On Friday 17 August 2007 8:52:01 am Martin Maney wrote:
> I basically agree with your stance, but I'm not sure I understand how
> 3ware is better than Adaptec wrt the openess of their management tools.
> At least for the PATA cards I'm still using, all the userland tools are
> closed source (or if they're willing to slip you a copy of the source
> it's not been obvious to me).
> On the essentials, last time I looked Adaptec's RAID cards were either
> boatanchors under Linux or worked only with a binary driver, so I've
> never looked further at them. Sounds like they've unbent a bit, but at
> this point I have so much entirely positive experience with 3ware I'm
> not sure I'd care unless they were, say, half the price. In which case
> I might have a hard time taking the product seriously, since everything
> I've looked at in the past that was half the price was actually
> proprietary software RAID. :-/
The price difference between the 2 that I'm looking at was something like $30
or $40. Not much to sway me one way or the other based on price alone.
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