Best hardware to mirror IDE drives under FreeBSD?
nikolas.britton at gmail.com
Mon Jun 27 00:34:49 GMT 2005
On 6/26/05, Brett Glass <brett at lariat.org> wrote:
> I need to set up a FreeBSD server with two or more sets of
> mirrored drives. What is the best controller to use for this
> purpose? Note that I don't need striping or other RAID
> functions -- just mirroring, hopefully with hot swap capability.
> A system that could re-mirror a replacement drive with minimal
> impact on performance would be ideal.
1640: 4xSATA, PCI 32bit, 33MHz
1810A: 4xSATA, PCI-X 64bit, 66/100/133Mhz
1820A: 8xSATA, PCI-X 64bit, 66/100/133Mhz
2220: 8xSATA-II, PCI-X 64bit, 66/100/133Mhz
With the exception of the 2220 all of the other cards do RAID 5 in
software. For your needs just about any RAID card from anyone will do
what you want. The main reason I recommended highpoint's raid cards
this because the company fully supports FreeBSD 4.x / 5.x with drivers
and CLI/GUI management programs.
For you hot-swapping needs look here for SATA cages:
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