SATA to PCI cards
b.movaqar at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 13:01:57 PDT 2007
> >I'm running FreeBSD 6.2.
> >$ uname -a
> >FreeBSD attila 6.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE #0: Fri Jan 12 10:40:27
> >UTC 2007 root at dessler.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
> > i386
> >My motherboard which is an ASUS A7V8X-X doesn't support SATA. I
> >searched the internet and found out that there are SATA to PCI cards
> >for my situation. Is anyone using such cards? Will they cause any
> >problem with FreeBSD 6.2?
> >By the way, I'd appreciate any suggestions for a good SATA to PCI card to
> I've had a huge sata issue with my promise card since I added two need
> sata3.0 disks to my two old sata1.5 disks. Turning off smartd seemed
> to make it go away, however. Never had issues with a promise board
> before. In the interim I bought a HiPoint, which appears to be the
> cadillac of sub-$300 cards, but I've yet to tweak the drivers into a
> functiona state. I also tried one of the $19 cards and was told by
> this list that they have drivers and appear to work fine, but will
> corrupt your data bigtime, crash unexpectedly, etc. Mine was a
> rosewill card, but lots of vendors are using the $19 variants.
As I explored the archives I came up with some posts reporting
problems with Promise cards, mostly on CURRENT though. Looks like I
should search a bit more. Thanks.
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