Saturday, November 15, 2008

Intel® Matrix Storage: software raid?

It's still unclear to me if this is software raid or not.
It might depend on the chipset. My chipset is "Intel® ICH9M-E SATA AHCI/RAID controller hub" which seems to hint that it is hardware RAID.

Dear lazyweb, anyone know how to find if this is software or hardware raid?


Jon Dowland said...

Sounds like fake RAID (see wikipedia). I'd recommend avoiding it and just using linux md RAID.

Simon Farnsworth said...

yes, that's a software RAID chipset. The
reason it has the "RAID" class marker on offer is that Windows will try and
drive the chipset with a generic driver that's not software RAID aware, unless
the chip is tagged as a RAID controller.

gleepglop said...

avoid the intel matrix at all costs. utter rubbish

Joost Yervante Damad said...

Thanks all for your comments. I'll just use the linux native software RAID.