Recommended SATA controllers
ben at altesco.nl
Mon May 21 20:46:24 UTC 2007
On 19 May 2007, at 10:56, Adriaan de Groot wrote:
> On Saturday 19 May 2007 01:34:01 Charles Sprickman wrote:
>> Looking to spend under $70 or so, which I'm guessing is a pretty high
>> ceiling for a non-RAID card.
> Various Promise controllers (TX2, TX4, 4302) fall in the high end
> of that
> range, as do (PCI 2-port) SiI 3112 controllers. There's also the
> SiI 3124
> (PCI-X 4-port) and SiI 3132 (PCIe x1 2-port) but those are in -
> CURRENT only
> or you need to MFC them yourself (I can give you a tarball of that,
> obviously those are all way off the supported track). Those SiI
> cards will go
> for about $30, I think.
I'd vote against a TX2 or SIL3112 based solution on FreeBSD-6:
TX2: I can't get my system to boot with the TX2plus card, as BTX
crashes. (Reported here, but unfortunately no solution found.)
SIL3112: My mainboard (GA-8KNXP) has an onboard SIL3112 controller,
and it is useless. It locks up randomly.
Maybe I should try my luck with a 3ware card.
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