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11-21-2003, 10:18 PM
"Is the 3Ware EIDE card I'm looking for, an EIDE *RAID* controller? or is it a 3Ware EIDE controller card *without* RAID circuitry?"

I would imagine someone has the answer to this question which, by the way, seems difficult to locate, having searched the VT forums. So folks, are your Escalade (by 3Ware) controller cards equipped with hardware RAID circuitry?

If so, is there any piece of info I will need, to use it correctly in a Video drive array for VT[2]?

I ask this, because NewTek indicates that hardware RAID controllers are problematic, in that they operate in burst mode -- which isn't good for the video stream. I suppose that the matter of not using a hardware RAID controllers had to do with Ultra SCSI arrays. Does this apply to EIDE RAID arrays too?

Anyone's expertise in answering this is appreciated!
Peter G

Paul Lara
11-22-2003, 04:58 AM
The Escalade cards supports RAID-0, RAID-1, RAID-5, RAID-10, and JBOD.