Natively supported inexpensive RAID cards
gayn.winters at bristolsystems.com
Sat Feb 4 08:52:31 PST 2006
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of
> Mike Loiterman
> Sent: Friday, February 03, 2006 11:57 PM
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Natively supported inexpensive RAID cards
> I'm looking to setup a 4 drive SATA RAID 5 file server for
> mp3, avi, and
> other media using 6.0-RELEASE.
> It appears that the supported SATA RAID cards listed in
> /stand/help/HARDWARE.TXT are all over $400.00. That's hard
> for to justify
> for this application, unless there are no other choices.
> I'd like to keep this simple, so if the price for that is
> $450 bucks, well,
> I guess I'll have to deal with that. But, I figured it
> wouldn't hurt to ask
> if are there any well supported SATA RAID cards (meaning
> setup automatically
> recognizes an array setup in the RAID card's BIOS as one
> drive) in the $100
> to $200 range. I don't need anything other than 5, but other
> levels would
> be nice for future use. Even better would be a motherboard
> with onboard
> RAID that FreeBSD supported natively.
> If there aren't any such cards or motherboards, are there
> relatively easy
> work-arounds using less expensive cards?
Have you considered software RAID5?
Bristol Systems Inc.
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