Re: Need a SATA Controller card compatible with linux 3.5
I can't testify about the "kernel 3.5 support" requirement (you can check that issue), but here is a vendor of known good quality, Linux supported RAID controllers: http://www.3ware.com/products/serial_ata.asp
As an alternative, and assuming that you will be using the RAID array for data and not your OS, you might want to take a look at installing a BTRFS filesystem on the two (unformatted, no partition table) drives. I have been running a pair of WD1002-FAEX drives in that configuration, on a SATA 3 controller, for 2 years with no issues. In the default configuration, metadata are mirrored, and data are striped. More here: https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index....ltiple_Devices
Note that BTRFS is relatively new and still categorized as "experimental", although my own experience matches the claim of the BTRFS developers: "BTRFS is stable on a stable system."
Last edited by dabl; March 10th, 2013 at 09:54 PM.
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