Areca ARC-1120 vs Adeptec 2820 for RAID 6
work at ashleymoran.me.uk
Mon Feb 27 03:01:59 PST 2006
On Saturday 25 February 2006 04:53, Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC wrote:
> I would wonder about Adaptec support. Areca is officially supporting
> FreeBSD (and Solaris 10 and others).
The Adaptec website claims that the 2820 is compatible with FreeBSD 5.4 but
doesn't mention 6. I noticed that about Areca
>> I have a 12 port PCI-X version of the Areca but not yet installed.
> My correspondence with Areca before I got it was very good. They
> were quite responsive.
> I have been using a lot of adaptec boards over the last 5 years
> (2100S x 2, 2200S, 2410SA x a few, 2400A in one machine). They work
> fine but Adaptec provides no support for FreeBSD and the released
> utilities may or may not work so well as FreeBSD matures but the
> utilities stay at old versions...
The Areca utilities seem quite up to date - Dec 05. Only i386 binaries but I
assume they will control the card just find running on an amd64 machine.
Will you let me know how you find them? It'd be reassuring to know the tools
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