Dell CERC SATA 2S question
Roger. O. Svenning
roger at audioweb.no
Mon Dec 20 14:34:19 PST 2004
Jonathan Reeder wrote:
>I just got a Dell PowerEdge SC420 (or something like that) with the CERC
>SATA 2S RAID. When the server boots, the Adaptec utility tells me that I
>have one array configured, a RAID 1 with 2 drives. However, when I launch
>the 5.3 installer and go to Allocate Disk Space options, it sees two drives
>rather than the single RAID array. The two drives it sees are ad4 and ad6.
>I get an error when I select either of them, saying:
RAID on your SATA controller are not supported by FreeBSD.
If supported you'd see the array as ar0 along with the ad(4|6) entries.
>"A geometry of 310019/16/63 for ad(4|6) is incorrect. Using a more likely
This is quite normal
>Any thoughts on how I can get FreeBSD to see my SATA array as an array
>rather than as two separate drives?
Get a supported SATA controller.
I'm using the HighPoint Rocketraid 15xx ones, tho there seem to be some
speed issues as I get very low transfer speeds on the arrays.
Roger O. Svenning
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