Functional RAID controller?

Scott Long scottl at
Tue May 8 22:05:23 UTC 2007

Barrett Lyon wrote:
> I've been using HEAD with 3ware adapters and all of my test machines are 
> completely non-functional.  I had my team working directly with 3ware 
> for two weeks and they offered a tip here and there.   Ultimately we 
> ended up with a non-functioning systems and a good idea what's wrong 
> with the twa driver.
> I offered to help fund and provide hardware for a development effort to 
> update their driver to support HEAD but they refused to help.  I am 
> worried about 3ware's commitment to the future of FreeBSD and the twa 
> driver at this point, 3ware is not the least bit concerned (even with a 
> large customer):
>> From:       xxx at
>> Subject:     RE: 3ware driver issues-Machine to be dropped at 3ware
>> Date:     May 7, 2007 5:14:04 PM PDT
>> Good Afternoon.  Sorry for the delay in getting back to everyone.   We
>> have been discussing this internally, and ultimately BSD 7 is
>> unreleased, unstable OS at this time.
>> I am sorry, but this is not something we can put resources in at this
>> time and if you bring a systems here, it could not be worked on right
>> away either.  It would be weeks/months before we can work on this...
> I would like to find a SATA RAID controller that plays nice by a company 
> that is FreeBSD friendly and progressively working on their drivers.  
> Does anyone have any suggestions other than to not use the 7.0 branch?

The following companies have SATA RAID controllers that work well with 
FreeBSD.  Most of these companies also have staff that actively work on
FreeBSD drivers and apps, and are thus motivated to help people with



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