Does 4.9-RELEASE work with 3Ware RAID card?

Robert Watson rwatson at
Sun Nov 30 18:22:57 PST 2003

On Sun, 30 Nov 2003, Brett Glass wrote:

> At 03:36 PM 11/30/2003, Robert Watson wrote:
> >Not sure if you ever got an answer to the affirmative, but I'm running
> >several personal servers on 4.9-RC and 4.9-RELEASE quite smoothly with the
> >twe driver.
> I got some encouraging reports, and so tried it. The machine, which has
> an Escalade 6800, does seem to be running OK. I had to upgrade it to the
> latest firmware, as you mentioned -- not only to make it stable but to
> get it to recognize large hard drives and enable the use of a "hot
> spare."  For some reason, 3Ware requires you to upgrade twice -- once to
> an intermediate version and then to the latest -- if you still have the
> original firmware on the board, which this one did. 

Yeah, I completely forgot about that -- only one of my systems has "large
hard disks" requiring the second firmware upgrade, but indeed, that is
another reason to make sure the firmware is really up-to-date.

Robert N M Watson             FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects
robert at      Senior Research Scientist, McAfee Research

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