Hardware RAID support? Which controller best to use?

Scott Long scottl at samsco.org
Fri Nov 25 21:54:01 GMT 2005

Roger Marquis wrote:
> Scott Long <scottl at samsco.org> wrote:
>>> Sadly, the fast LSI SCSI RAID drivers either don't exist for FreeBSD
>>> or are not mature.  Adaptec SCSI RAID is also not as well supported
>>> as some of the SATA RAID cards.
>> What?  Is this some sort of troll?
> Scott,
> Are you saying that the mpt drivers are no longer "largely
> unmaintained"

A lot of work was put into making the MPT driver fully capable for 6.0.
Unfortunately this doesn't look like it was reflected in the 6.0 release
notes, but a simple query to the mailing lists could have provided up to
date status.

> or that there are management and monitoring tools
> for any Adaptec (U320) card?

Adaptec contributed a large update to their RAID driver for 6.0.  They
are in the process of releasing an updated management tool for it,
though the Linux management tools continue to work perfectly, as they
have for the past 3 years.  Again, a simple query could have provided up
to date status.


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