Best-performing disk I/O options for a DBMS server on 7-STABLE

Andrew Snow andrew at
Thu May 8 06:30:45 UTC 2008

Karl Denninger wrote:
> I assume SCSI is the best path forward (either SA/SCSI or traditional) but
> have been out of the loop on the card(s) that work properly for a good long
> while.

I've used several of the new 3ware SATA PCI-express cards: 2, 4 and 16
ports.  They always work really well under FreeBSD 6 and 7, and are very

I haven't tried their SAS cards personally but I understand that it is
equally good.

FWIW, I have had bad experiences with Areca.

- Andrew

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