how 'supported' are 3ware Escalade controllers?
vkashyap at amcc.com
Mon Sep 6 11:02:21 PDT 2004
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-current at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-current at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Brian Reichert
> Sent: Monday, September 06, 2004 9:33 AM
> To: Mike Tancsa
> Cc: freebsd-current at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: how 'supported' are 3ware Escalade controllers?
> On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 09:20:01AM -0400, Mike Tancsa wrote:
> > If you are putting together a new system, I would look at
> the SATA series
> > of their cards, the 8000. I dont have any experience yet
> with their newer
> > generation 9000 cards and they use newer drivers so I dont
> know how well
> > tested they are. However, the older 7506-8 we are currently
> using in our
> > pop3 server has been working very well for us for the past year.
> I wanted to make use of file snapshots in FreeBSD 5.x (aiming at
> 5.2.1 right now).
> I'm reviewing <http://www.3ware.com/support/OS-Support.asp>. This
> page implies that the 7000 and 8000 series is not supported, and
> I'd gave to stick with 9000 series.
The 7000/8000 controllers have been internally tested at 3ware
on 4.x only, and so, the driver binary you see on the 3ware website
is for 4.x. However, the driver sources that are part of RELENG_4
and RELENG_5 correspond to later versions, and are recommended. BTW,
3ware will support 7000/8000 on 5.x as well.
> Is that info out of date? I suppose I could call 3Ware, but it's
> a holiday, and I'm assuming they're not open (but the FBSD community
> is always there for me; right guys? ;)
> > Lately we have been using Seagate Drives. I would stay
> away from Maxtor as
> > I have seen reports of problems with those drives.
> > ---Mike
> Brian Reichert <reichert at numachi.com>
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