SATA Port Multipliers in FreeBSD (6.3)
efinleywork at efinley.com
Thu Mar 5 10:41:57 PST 2009
Christopher Key wrote:
> I'm looking to substantially expand the storage on my FreeBSD 6.3 home
> media server. With regards hardware, the simplest way to attach large
> numbers of drives seem to be to use SATA port multipliers, but I've been
> unable to find any consensus on their level of support in FreeBSD. I'm
> currently looking at a RocketRAID 2314 and SiI3726 based port
> multipliers. Has any had any experience with this combination?
Why not just upgrade to 7-Stable and then use these:
they cost less than port multipliers. They don't do RAID, but then if
you're on 7-Stable, you can use ZFS zraid.
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