Are hardware vendors starting to bail on FreeBSD ... ?
Marc G. Fournier
scrappy at hub.org
Thu Jun 22 01:09:46 UTC 2006
On Wed, 21 Jun 2006, Nikolas Britton wrote:
> On 6/21/06, Ted Mittelstaedt <tedm at toybox.placo.com> wrote:
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>> >[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Marc
>> >G. Fournier
>> >Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 2:24 AM
>> >To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>> >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
SAS is what I'm using in our HP servers ... don't know about SATA drives,
since the SAS drives are closer to a 'laptop size' then full size drive
... the HP controller is supported by the CISS driver, and is, by far,
IMHO, the best driver we have, since you don't need any 'external
utilities' to check the status of the RAID controller ... wish they all
provided that :(
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