Are hardware vendors starting to bail on FreeBSD ... ?

Nikolas Britton nikolas.britton at
Wed Jun 21 18:18:55 UTC 2006

On 6/21/06, Ted Mittelstaedt <tedm at> wrote:
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: owner-freebsd-questions at
> >[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Marc
> >G. Fournier
> >Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 2:24 AM
> >To: freebsd-questions at
> >Subject: Are hardware vendors starting to bail on FreeBSD ... ?
> >


> >
> >   What can we, as a community, due to improve this situation?
> >
> Simple.  If you want to run RAID-5 then purchase the HiPoint card or
> the 3ware card, both of them come with manufacturer-written drivers.
> 3ware is really great, they have a developer with committ rights and
> they just stick their driver right into the FreeBSD source repository.

s/HiPoint/HighPoint/ a.k.a HighPoint Technologies, Inc. or simply HPT.

I have two HighPoint controllers and like them both:
FreeBSD 6.1/i386 + HPT2220 + 8x250GB.
FreeBSD 6.1-STABLE/amd64 + HPT1820A + 8x300GB.

Areca also supports FreeBSD:
$ man arcmsr (FreeBSD 5.4+)

My next controller will probably be from Areca because they support
RAID level 6 and have multi-lane connectors... maybe ARC-1130ML +
12x500GB. Does anyone know what SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) RAID
controllers are supported by FreeBSD?, they can use SATA drives

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