SAS controllers and SATA tunneling

Andre Oppermann andre at freebsd.org
Mon Aug 15 14:27:05 GMT 2005


Scott Long wrote:
> Andre Oppermann wrote:
> 
>> Does one of our SCSI-SAS controllers support multiplexors and
>> SATA tunneling (STP)?
>>
> 
> No.  Adding a SAS module to the MPT driver is probably the easiest 
> option by far.  SAS chips from Adaptec, Intel, Vitesse, and others
> likely do not have a FreeBSD driver nor the available documentation to 
> write a FreeBSD driver.

Oops, how does our future look then?  Are we going to be restricted to
SATA?  I'd say in 2006 all new servers will be SAS-only.  Old parallel
SCSI is dead.

-- 
Andre



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