ahebert at pubnix.net
Thu Jul 6 15:25:28 UTC 2006
I've been having the same issues.
The conclusion of my testing is that type of card (aka Adaptec
1210SA, Promise PDC2* ) are not stable, reliable, performant.
(For my taste btw)
The underlying technology is just mickey mouse:
They store the config on drive (ok);
They dont accelerate mirror that much. (mirror function in driver);
If you loose a drive your filesystem jam (since the mirror
function is in the driver);
You have to rebuilt via the bios (long downtime).
The best card are the 3ware 9000/9500 series. Which is a real hard
FYI: I have both success with Marvell 88SX5041 SATA150 and Promise
I had major failure under load with Adaptec 1210SA and Promise TX2300.
Derrick T. Woolworth wrote:
> Hello all,
> Sorry for cross-posting, but these issues seem relevant for lists...
> Has anyone had success with SATA300 controllers with FreeBSD 6.1?
> I've been
> trying Promise and nVidia nForce4 and I'm not having any luck. Using
> a MSI
> K8NGM2-L motherboard and others, but 6.1's installation hangs as soon
> as it
> sees ad4. I've also tried using an Adaptec 1210SA controller and had
> results. I've read that the chipset on this controller is not very
> good -
> forces serialized access to the controller's channels???
> Nevertheless, I've
> got a K8N Diamond motherboard on a workstation and I was able to at least
> "start" the 6.1 installation. I have no idea if its stable. At this
> I'd settle for just knowing "which" SATA300 controller to use that
> will work
> successfully and "well" with FreeBSD 6.0 OR 6.1. Another question,
> would I
> have more success installing 6.0 and then upgrading the kernel and
> recompiling with a build-world?
> I'm currently trying to build a moderate large system with 4 presentation
> servers, 2 database servers and one large storage system using NFS
> mapped to
> ~1.2 terrabyte of SATA disks (4x Maxtor 500GB 7200 RPM disks w/RAID5
> config). Any suggestions?
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