Please allow us more time to check on this.
I have two 910 cards. I would like to make one mirrored (RAID1) disk from it.
Eg If I have 2 "normal" sas/sata disks - you just create a mirror but each 910 card has 4 200gb discs - so you cannot create on 800gb mirrored disk from them.
So - is there a way to show the OS (windows 2008r2) one 800gb disk per card not 4x200gb disks to create 800gb mirror using two cards or somehow create RAID10 so if you remove/breake one card the data would be still there?
I am afraid it is not possible to create a RAID that spans multiple 910 cards.
You can create a single RAID 0 on each card so you have a single 800GB drive, but you cannot mirror it with the other 910.
Well you CAN make four 200GB mirrored disk that spans multiple 910 - but yeah you are limited on max 200gb space instead of 800gb
Intel should think about it for the next PCI cards - option to show OS the full space in one disk - as RAID on card or something - how else can you create fault tolerance - otherwise its not usable in live database
I in the same situation. We purchased 2 SSD 910 PCI cards and wanted to use them in a single SQL server. The thought was to RAID them together as to eliminate a single PCI card failure. OS is Windows 2003R2 64bit. Have drivers installed and now see 8 x 186GB disks. I cannot find a way to mirror 4x186 drives from one card to the other 4x186GB drives. I can configure a RAID 5 on each of the cards (4x186) but I'll loose 1/4 of my space on each drive. So is my only option here to use "spanning" and just span each of the 4 sets of drives or even all 8 sets? Is there no way to guard against PCI card failure here? Was going to use this as the Transaction log and TempDB drive. Thank you.