Recommended HBA for ZFS, contemporary

Paul Kraus paul at
Fri Oct 21 02:29:06 UTC 2016

> On Aug 22, 2016, at 3:23 PM, Linda Kateley <lkateley at> wrote:

>> This is all a bit crazy.  Is the LSI series of HBAs really the only choice
>> outside of onboard controllers?  It seems like they are troublesome, support
>> is spotty, and this whole flashing process gives me nightmares.

> I have the same question. LSI used to always be the go-to, but in recent years it seems to get more and more wonky.. there has to be a better way.

I have been using a variety of cards using the non-RAID Marvell chipsets (as was recommended to be me over on the OpenZFS list a few years ago). Generally the cards are from Syba. I have had no failures and no problems under FreeBSD 10.1 and 10.3.

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