The ARC-1320 series is a low profile host adapter. It brings the fastest available connections to 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SAS/SATA interface storage on any computer, workstation and server with PCI Express 2.0 interface.
Great Linux card.
Pros: This card uses the Marvel 88SE9480 which is supported out of the box via the mvsas module in linux kernel 2.6.32+.
Cons: See 'Other thoughts'.
Other Thoughts: Before trusting this card w/my data, I decided to 'punish' it to ensure that badness would not ensue. I have this card running in a poweredge 2950 (3) connected to a Norco DS24E, w/8 1.5TB, 9 1TB, and 7 750GB drives. I broke them up into 3 md raid6 volumes and stuck them all under a single vg and lv w/btrfs and, then ext4.
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Cons: Appears to initialize drives located on a Norco DS-24E Expander from Windows Home Server 2011 and even formats drives. As soon as a large file is copied to Norco DS-24E the driver for this card blows up and sends Windows Home Server 2011 into a blue screen. The latest download driver (x64) initializes but does not work.
Other Thoughts: Should have purchased a LSI Raid card.
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