Best hardware to mirror IDE drives under FreeBSD?

Brett Glass brett at
Tue Jun 28 00:12:17 GMT 2005

At 06:34 PM 6/26/2005, Nikolas Britton wrote:
>Highpoint RocketRAID:
>1640:   4xSATA,    PCI 32bit, 33MHz
>1810A: 4xSATA,    PCI-X 64bit, 66/100/133Mhz
>1820A: 8xSATA,    PCI-X 64bit, 66/100/133Mhz
>2220:   8xSATA-II,  PCI-X 64bit, 66/100/133Mhz
>With the exception of the 2220 all of the other cards do RAID 5 in
>software. For your needs just about any RAID card from anyone will do
>what you want. The main reason I recommended highpoint's raid cards
>this because the company fully supports FreeBSD 4.x / 5.x with drivers
>and CLI/GUI management programs.

That's great! We don't run GUIs on servers that run RAID (for obvious
reasons), but if they have a good CLI program it'll work well.

>For you hot-swapping needs look here for SATA cages:

Anything that'll fit in a 17" relay rack?


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