I'm currently putting together a file/application server for a customer and am looking at the Intel S3420GP server board. I have always used Adaptec raid cards in the past but this time I'm considering just using the onboard raid.
The problem is that I can't find any reviews or specs about the Intel onboard raid. I'm a little leery of using it since I can find no information about it. Using the onboard raid would save me about 200$ over the Adaptec 2405.
I have always used Adaptec because I know they work and I never have any problems so I never tried another brand. My only experience with onboard raid was with a Dell server that a customer had crash a few years ago and I thought it was the most poorly designed user interface I had ever seen.
Any one have any thoughts on Adaptec cards vs Intel onboard raids?
looks like i posted this in the storage technology and the cisco pix category. sorry.