USB 3 / eSATA support

John Levine johnl at
Fri Feb 3 20:08:37 UTC 2012

I have an two-disk external box with both USB and eSATA interface.  Go
with eSATA, which is better supported as a disk.  I use mine as a ZFS

I have a SiI3124 SATA controller which isn't recognized by the generic kernel, but works
fine once I put a suitable hint in loader.conf:

# for external SATA

I also have three USB disks configured as a ZFS RAID which I use for
backups.  It works OK, but I wouldn't want to depend on it from day to


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