Need really cheap IDE mirroring PCI controlled for FreebBSD4.10
gavin.atkinson at ury.york.ac.uk
Thu Mar 3 13:28:15 GMT 2005
On Thu, 2005-03-03 at 15:30 +0300, Artem Kuchin wrote:
> Gavin Atkinson <gavin.atkinson at ury.york.ac.uk> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-03-03 at 12:13 +0300, Artem Kuchin wrote:
> >> pete wright <nomadlogic at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> On Wed, 2 Mar 2005 17:27:07 +0300, Artem Kuchin <matrix at itlegion.ru>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>> Can anybody recommend cheap IDE mirroring PCI (2.0, not 2.1 or 2.2)
> >>>> controller with just 2 IDE ports which works fine with FreeBSD
> >>>> 4.10 ?
> >>>> It is to be installed on a very old motherboard (1998) and two 40GB
> >>>> IDE driver (more or less modern ones, at least not used ones for
> >>>> sure).
> >>> sorry I don't know of any really cheap one's off hand, altho I do
> >>> have experience with 3Ware RAID cards on 4.x. They seemed to work
> >>> well, and they are less expensive than proper SCSI cards...altho
> >>> slower. If cost really an issue would it be worth mirroring your
> >>> disks in software via VINUM?
> >> Well, i don't trust software raids. But 3ware is probably one of the
> >> most expensive raid 0,1 controllers. There must be something around
> >> 40$ which freebsd supports. Does anyone known any model?
> > I'm currently using an Adaptec 1200A on
> > FreeBSD 5.3-STABLE #1: Fri Feb 4 02:43:22 GMT 2005
> > root at zoidberg.xxxxxxx.co.uk:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/ZOIDBERG
> > and it works without any problems. I'm using it in RAID1 mode and it
> > seems to be nice and fast. It's happy booting and running even with
> > one
> > of the pair removed, and is happy with rebuilding afterwards.
> > Although,
> > to be honest once this machine has booted it mainly only uses the
> > disks
> > for logging, so I'm not putting significant load in the controller.
> > atapci0: <HighPoint HPT370 UDMA100 controller> port
> HighPoint HPT370 ? So this Adaptec 1200A is actually
> HPT370? I see you use it on 5.3-STABLE. Are the drivers built in or
> you downloaded them from the vendor's site?
I'm just using the ATA driver built-in to 5.3. It seems to work fine
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