Best hardware to mirror IDE drives under FreeBSD?

Mike Maltese mike at
Sun Jun 26 18:39:30 GMT 2005

Brett Glass wrote:
> I need to set up a FreeBSD server with two or more sets of
> mirrored drives. What is the best controller to use for this
> purpose? Note that I don't need striping or other RAID
> functions -- just mirroring, hopefully with hot swap capability.
> A system that could re-mirror a replacement drive with minimal
> impact on performance would be ideal.

The 3ware 7000 series cards work great. Not sure about hot swap with IDE 
though. I'd go with a 8000 series card and SATA drives for that.


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