My conclusion after those years is: How is it ok for them to market this as a hardware RAID solution? The good Adaptec cards as we know them from the SCSI-era were designed by a different type of engineers. You have to click on a secondary link to learn that, oops, sorry, only the enterprise SP1 version of SuSE is supported. August 23, at 5:

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You will need to build the driver from http: There is no reason for it in either Windows or Linux since both OSes already have that in them.

I wrote them to ask if there was any possibility of support for something else and they were less than helpful. February 21, at Just because a card is fakeraid doesnt meant it will be of no use, im planning to use a SA purely as adqptec sata controller for my md array. We are looking out for a Raid 1 controller and I was suggested this card by a hardware vendor yesterday. Adaptec Technical Support Then I get a customer satisfaction survey in email to fill out.

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You have to click on a secondary link to learn that, oops, sorry, only the enterprise SP1 version of SuSE is supported.


I can tell you that I personally have NO plans to purchase ANY more hardware from Adaptec and I will advise all the technology departments that I can to also follow this plan. Thank you very much Brent for taking the time back then to write this blog.

Those cards were fast. April 24, at 5: Here is the email exchanges:. How is it that companies have gotten so out of control that they can just screw their customers over and nothing seems to slow them down?

I need to get it up with Fedora Core 4. Unfortunately, we do not support Fedora Core and currently there are no plans to do so.

BSOD with a 0xb. I will definitely not buy this card. If the controller fails, all your data is gone until you find a replacement card with the same bios version, hw rev no etc etc. If anyone actually reads down this far…. January 26, at 1: I mean come on. May 31, at Fully function in CentOS 5 Linux version 2. Well then it is still Junk in my opinion.


Adaptec 1420SA is JUNK!

Are they a bit crappy? June 4, at I shoulda found this page before I bought this crap.

The list of non Windows operating systems that they do support is meager at best and only includes versions that are at least a year old. With a low-end Adaptec fake-raid in a server with slow CPU, it is probably more cost effective to buy a complete new server, install the OS, controller card and rebuild the array from there. Website for the card says that SuSE is supported. Well, bye bye Adaptec. Just the RAID functionality is a drama?

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Here is the email exchanges: That means that things can go on without waiting for the drives to finish writing, but it also means that a power outage could leave you without all your data, because the cache might not be written out.

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