I'm looking to purchase a new (inexpesive) raid card for my ESXi host box, I am looking at the Adaptec 1430SA PCI-E card. Does anyone know if it will be detected by ESXi? If not, do you know a good comparable alternative?
As Troy posted it is best to stick with the HCLs, but if you're just trying this out then here's the list of what ESXi can recognize - http://www.vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/Hardware_support.php. Some items work and are supported, some work, and some don't work.