SATA: RAID 5 controller recommendations
calvin at areca.us
Fri Oct 28 23:24:58 PDT 2005
You can buy it directly from us. Please let me know PCI-X or PCI-Express
card you might need and how many ports, or the product number if you
know. I will give you the quotation.
(510) 438-0288 (w)
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From: Mike Tancsa [mailto:mike at sentex.net]
Sent: 10/28/2005 9:24 PM
Cc: FreeBSD Performance
Subject: Re: SATA: RAID 5 controller recommendations
At 12:11 AM 29/10/2005, Francisco wrote:
>On Tue, 18 Oct 2005, Mike Tancsa wrote:
>>I use the 3ware line (8xxx) and they are very stable, but not the
>>fastest. For speed, check out the cards from Areca. Native FreeBSD
>>support and they are FAST
>Where did you get your area controller Mike?
>Looking at their site it seems as if one could buy directly from
>them, but did not find any prices.
I get them directly from Areca. I have bcc'd the Calvin
(the guy I have dealt with) so he can contact you. Like I said
before, they have been great cards for me under FreeBSD. Linux
performs well too, but is a bit of a pain as its not part of the
default kernel. But performance has been great and the extremely
stable. We are going to try some of the PCI-e versions next
month. My experience to date has been with the PCI-X versions only.
I finally got my 3ware 9500SX today and should have time to test next
week as I dont have a spare PCI-X board in the lab right now. Should
be able to get a decent comparison performance wise between the two
boards with respect to FreeBSD.
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