hardware for home use large storage

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Tue Feb 9 06:47:22 UTC 2010

On Tue, 9 Feb 2010, Charles Sprickman wrote:
> For home use is the hot-swap option really needed?  Also, it seems
> like people who use zfs (or gmirror + gstripe) generally end up
> buying pricey hardware raid cards for compatibility reasons.  There
> seem to be no decent add-on SATA cards that play nice with FreeBSD
> other than that weird supermicro card that has to be physically
> hacked about to fit.

A friend of mine is building one and I couldn't get the Supermicro card 
to work (the older version). It being a black box driver I couldn't see 
what the problem was.

I had good success with the onboard SATA ports (AHCI compliant), however 
there are only 6 ports on the board I picked.

Hopefully port multipliers will be fully working when I need some more 
disks ;)

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au
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