looking to build a hardware RAID-5 using SATA disks...
this will be exposed to a Hypervisor: VMware ESX or Xen
but none of the below seem to have driver support on Linux / ESX except AMD SP5100 which is only on server mainboards
they all support IDE mode / AHCI mode / RAID mode
AMD southbridge chipsets: SB780 SB880 SP5100 - server
Intel Rapid storage technology:
Intel® PCH SATA RAID/AHCI
Intel® ICH10R/DO SATA RAID/AHCI
Intel® ICH9M-E SATA AHCI/RAID
what options exist apart from buying a dedicated RAID card PCIx - LSI chipset?