Support for Areca ARC-1300-4x and ARC-1300ix-16x

Danny Carroll fbsd at
Fri Dec 11 07:38:03 UTC 2009

On 11/12/2009 4:44 PM, Stephane LAPIE wrote:
> By the way, would anyone happen to know if you can use the DELL PERC/6i
> controller in JBOD ? I have checked the documentation and every setting
> you can think of but it seems you can only access drives as a virtual
> disk (and thus, RAID).

I can't speak about the Perc cards.   But if you can create volumes
containing a single disk, and export those to the OS then that is IMHO a
better way to go since you are able to take advantage of cache and (if
you have it) a battery backup.

A lot of raid cards allow you to do this.  Some do not.

The next best thing is creating mirror volumes that can be exported to
the OS.  Costly but quite redundant.


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