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    Default pci-e (up to 8x) sata 8-port controller

    I don't care about raid or performance. I care about PRICE.
    Also, it has to have mainline linux drivers. No binary blobs. It has to work out of the box.
    Suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkbasic View Post
    I don't care about raid or performance. I care about PRICE.
    Also, it has to have mainline linux drivers. No binary blobs. It has to work out of the box.
    Suggestions?
    Just a straight controller with 8 channels is going to next to impossible to find. Most will have raid capabilities and as such cost a bit more. You might want to look at the RocketRaid 2320. Keep in mind that most of the cards you will find with that connectivity will more then likely require a PCI-X slot or a 4x PCI-e slot. There are also a few others at Adaptec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanjo View Post
    RocketRaid 2320
    I already saw it, but it seems it has proprietary driver with open source wrapper (and so they claim to have open source drivers )

    Quote Originally Posted by deanjo View Post
    4x PCI-e slot.
    It's not a problem, I have a free 8x slot.

    Quote Originally Posted by deanjo View Post
    There are also a few others at Adaptec.
    Which ones? I do not want to spend 500$

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    What about a Dell Perc 5/i? It seems quite cheap (about 150$).

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    If performance is not so important, get a Silicon Image 4-port card and a 5x SATA Port Multiplier.

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