12 SATA ports via PCI-X slots
stephane.lapie at darkbsd.org
Tue Nov 9 09:10:22 UTC 2010
I am personally using a setup with two of these cards, they usually work
fine but you have to pay attention to the following quirks :
- If you have a dead disk, and end up having to replace it, sometimes
the port just stops answering, and even a hot reboot with BIOS port
reinitialization won't fix the problem. As far as my experience goes, I
had to do a complete cold reboot to recover the port.
- The optional BIOS ROMs don't play nice with other extension cards you
might have on a busy system. You might want to disable them and leave
the disk initialization to FreeBSD.
Given the first very, very annoying quirk in case of disk replacement, I
am myself looking for other cards if any better candidates would exist.
On 11/08/2010 09:26 AM, Douglas K. Rand wrote:
> And I just noticed on the Newegg.com photos of the AOC-SAT2-MV8 that
> for disk activity there doesn't seem to be a ground pin for each disk,
> just one common ground pin. Which, for me at least, sucks because all
> of the disk activity LEDs in my chassis have their own ground wire and
> are terminated in duplex headers, not the split headers.
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Stephane LAPIE, EPITA SRS, Promo 2005
"Even when they have digital readouts, I can't understand them."
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