new SATA chipsets support

Freddie Cash fjwcash at
Thu Mar 13 19:28:43 UTC 2008

On March 13, 2008 08:51 am Игорь Красносельский wrote:
> I am going to build my new file- and gateway server and i wish to use
> any of brand new motherboards for it, such as ASUS M2N-SLI deluxe
> (nforce 570 SLI chipset) or Gigabyte MA790X-DS4 (AMD 790X / AMD SB600
> chipset), but i can't find any information of supporting that chipsets
> in your current 7.0 release. Are you going to include support of that
> chips to your next releases, and if yes, when? Or maybe i can find that
> drivers somewhere else?
> I think that drivers from ASUS
> (
>2N-SLI%20Deluxe) may not work with FreeBSD?

Can't say anything about the above, but ...

A really nice motherboard that works really well with FreeBSD 6.3 and 
FreeBSD 7.0 is the Asus M2N-LR:

This is a single-socket AM2 motherboard with support for 1000-series AMD 
Opteron processors (single or dual-core).  4 RAM slots supports up to 4 
GB of DDR-800 RAM, 2x Broadcom gigabit NICs onboard (attached to PCIe), 6 
SATA connectors.  Expansion slots include a 16x PCIe slot, two 64-bit/133 
MHz PCI-X slots, and a 32-bit/33 MHz PCI slot.

We're using these for our gateway/router/firewall boxes without any issues 
running FreeBSD 6.3 and FreeBSD 7.0.  We installed a 4-port Intel 
Pro/1000 gigabit NIC, dual-core Opteron CPU, 2 GB RAM, and a single 80 GB 
SATA HD in ours.

Beautiful little things.  Haven't been able to crash it yet.  And fairly 
inexpensive (just under $1100 CDN in short 2U rackmountable cases when we 
purchased them in Jan 08, for the config above).

Everything except one memory controller has drivers attached to it in 
pciconf -vl output, even on 6.3.

Freddie Cash
fjwcash at

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