Support for affordable S-ATA RAID controllers (xs4)

jeff hinkle jhinkle at
Sun Jan 4 12:13:31 PST 2004

I am also interested in this as well.   raid 5 would be a bonus.
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From: "Rogier Krieger" <rogier at>
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Subject: Support for affordable S-ATA RAID controllers (xs4)

> Hi everyone,
> a friend of mine and I are thinking a BSD (NetBSD or FreeBSD) system
> and would like to have RAID-1 hardware. Preferably, an affordable
> S-ATA RAID version. So far, we're wondering which controller would be
> a good choice.
> What we've come up with so far are the Adaptec 1210SA S-ATA RAID
> controller and a Promise S150 TX2Plus RAID which seem affordable. I
> have some experience with 3Ware's Escalade models, but they are
> rather expensive. Hence our search for alternatives.
> Checking the hardware support pages, I could not find these models
> (or indication of similar models/ranges) in the hardware notes. Is
> there anyone with experience with the Adaptec 1210 or Promise S150
> cards or are they unsupported. If unsupported, is there anyone with
> advice of affordable alternative S-ATA RAID controllers?
> Thanks in advance,
> Rogier Krieger
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