suggestions for SATA RAID cards

Steven Hartland killing at
Wed Aug 23 08:23:56 UTC 2006

The Areca cards I can recommend. Highpoint 1820a is surprisingly good
for its price and the later cards have better performance still apparently.
N.B. Use the min stripe size when creating the array for max performance
with this card under FreeBSD.


Willem Jan Withagen wrote:
> Hi,
> I've ran into sort of a snag with building a 2T file server.
> Given all the good press here for 3ware and the talk to the guys at
> the CeBIT I decided to go for a 9550SX-LP8.
> With that I bought a ASUS serverboard: K8N-LR with 165 dual core
> opteron. 
> In itself is this a combo that I thing would do for a long time at my
> home. ;) 
> However the 3ware controler decided not to play nice with 2 of the
> PCI-X boards I have here. It gets stuck in the bios disc scan. I've
> RMA-ed the card, but my guess is that it'll take a too long a time to
> fix/replace it for my patience.
> So I'm looking for alternatives with good support under amd64. I've
> seen that the Adaptecs are supported under aac(4). But what about
> Promisse or Highpoint RAID controllers?

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