Support for Areca ARC-1300-4x and ARC-1300ix-16x
fbsd at dannysplace.net
Fri Dec 11 05:46:43 UTC 2009
On 11/12/2009 12:05 PM, Stephane LAPIE wrote:
> While looking for cheap non-RAID SAS controllers for the purpose of
> building ZFS storage based on storage vaults accessed as JBOD, I came
> across the following controllers on Areca's website and noticed the
> mention "BSD/FreeBSD (will be available with 6Gb/s Host Adapter)".
> They are not reported in the arcmsr(4) manual page, which leaves me
> confused as to whether these models are supported or not by FreeBSD 8.0
> at this point, and I would gladly welcome any
> comment/experience/recommendation related to using these chips in a
> FreeBSD environment.
This looks interesting. It's exactly what I was looking for a few
months back. In the end I settled on a 1230-ML and could not be
happier. Any ideas of the price?
Keep in mind though this card does not appear to have battery backed cache.
That is one of the reasons I was keen on the 1230-ML. When you
configure the drives in passthrough (not JBOD!) mode, you take full
advantage of the cache.
Just my 0.02c worth.
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