new server motherboard with SATA II

Danny Carroll fbsd at
Fri Jun 27 08:35:07 UTC 2008

Quoting Jeremy Chadwick <koitsu at>:
> In that case, Promise cards are probably your best bet.  They'll use the
> ata(4) driver, and disks will show up as adX, and they're inexpensive.
> Plus, the FreeBSD ATA author (sos@) has significant documentation on
> them, so they're fairly well supported.

That's a shame that there is no middle of the road...

It does not seem a lot to ask for an IO card that can ease processing  
on the CPU for SATA II devices.

Like I said I'd be happy to let FreeBSD handle the raid stuff because  
ZFS just looks so handy.


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