Adaptec SATA 1205sa support for FreeBSD 6.0

Søren Schmidt sos at
Thu Dec 15 12:42:11 PST 2005

Wilko Bulte wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 15, 2005 at 09:07:26PM +0100, Sren Schmidt wrote..
>>thron forum wrote:
>>>Does the current release support the Adaptec SATA 1205sa card? I have 
>>>searched the Freebsd site as well as and I cant find the 
>>The 1205 is based on the SiI3112 SATA chip and is as such supported.
>>However, that chip is with a fair margin the worst piece of crap you can 
>>buy for money IMNHO.
>>Get a real SATA controller and spare yourself the trouble, headackes etc...
> Soren, what would you recommend for a plain SATA controller?

Something Promise, a tx2 or tx4 depending on channels needed.

> And what for one that can do true RAID1?

Define true RAID1 ?

All RAID1's that ATA supports are sofware based, any controller can do 
here, unless you want to boot from it, you'd go for one that has BIOS 
support for RAID like the Promise TX2200..


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