sata raid card for FreeBSD?
tfischer at gmail.com
Wed May 9 11:38:24 UTC 2007
Thanks for your comments - I've found a Highpoint 1640 card at an
interesting price - 4 ports, so I have room to expand in the future. Any
gotchas with this card as opposed to the 1542 that you've recommended?
On 5/9/07, Gary D. Margiotta <gary at tbe.net> wrote:
> On Tue, 8 May 2007, Rick C. Petty wrote:
> > On Wed, May 09, 2007 at 12:45:14AM +0200, Thomas Fischer wrote:
> >> Since I'm going to be accessing these files when I'm running under both
> >> Windows and FreeBSD, the geom/gmirror solution won't work for
> me. Would
> >> anyone be able to advise me on an inexpensive SATA RAID card that would
> >> well supported by FreeBSD? I don't need anything fancy - just
> >> with 2 SATA ports capable of doing RAID-1, and which is (well)
> supported by
> >> FreeBSD (and Windows).
> > SATA and not SATA II? If so, then anything with the Sil 3112 chipset or
> > similar would work:
> > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815104219
> Go for a Highpoint card, something like the 1542, I've got a bunch in
> both windows and freebsd machines, and they work rather well. They're not
> the speediest cards, but I've not had a DOA or a failure yet with them,
> and they just work.
> I'd personally stay away from the Sil chipsets, the newer ones aren't as
> bad, but I've seen a lot of not-nice things about those cards from Soren
> in the past, and being that he's the ATA maintainer, I'd take his advice
> pretty seriously.
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