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That will happily run under ubuntu/linux.

I have a SuperMicro aoc-saslp-mv8, but apparently the linux drivers for is (google "mvsas issue") terrbile. It randomly dropped my drives out.

Anyone else know of a decent controller similar to this one?

I want to be able to run 8 drives off it. (I have 4 now, and maxed out my board -- adding 4 more soon).
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Budget?

It will probably be cheaper to get a new motherboard than an 8-port well-supported (read: server-level, server-cost) SATA/SAS controller.
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budget? eBay ok?

If so have a look for LSI SAS cards and there OEM versions - there are usually a load of IBM cards at a decent price, both the current gen (SAS2) and the older cards (SAS). Either would be ok for you.
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http://www.overclock.net/main-components/1024673-ep45-dq6-cm-hdd-bays-raid.html

Bonz is selling a RocketRAID 2320. HighPoint states support for Linux.
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http://www.overclock.net/main-components/1024673-ep45-dq6-cm-hdd-bays-raid.html

Bonz is selling a RocketRAID 2320. HighPoint states support for Linux.

THAT is perfect. Thanks for pointing that out; I didn't have time to check the FS section yet (I'm supposed to be working :shh:)

And nothing I could find about errors on ubuntu. definitely worth a shot.

to answer your other questions: sub $100 was my budget. ebay was ok, but another OCN'er is better thumb.gif


dang. I needed something that would let me see the devices attached to it from the OS. So that I'm not tied a piece of hardware.

I should just get a not-crap 4 port sata controller and use it in conjunction with my on-board ports and call it a day.
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How about one of these? No idea on price though.
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Seriously, I think the best value out right now, are the adaptec 5805s. You can pick them up on ebay for a couple hundred and they are smoking fast and supported on just about everything.
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I picked up a couple of IBM m1015's (at parity boy's suggestion) .. just need to flash IT firmware on it and I should be good. I'll report results back.
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