Originally Posted by Thoreau
It's 100 bucks. How much does your motherboard cost? How many of your desktops have hard drives and run linux? I'm not blindly hammering anyone. It's the right choice.
Until NVRAID is part of the linux kernel(GPL), it's not bootable and is the wrong choice. Desktop or Enterprise, it doesn't matter. If it worked, we wouldn't be having this discussion. Look at the reality before you embrace delusions of adequacy. That's the truth of it.
Nvidia could change all that by having hardware RAID chipsets on their motherboards, with GPL'd drivers in the kernel. So until then, you get to talk about how it doesn't work.
I'm not happy but i have to agree with you.. It seems that Nvidia forgot Linux users when added raid to their chipsets. And related to 3Ware i think they are great controllers. They deserve their money.