Server build config, what would you do?

Andrew Cid andrew at
Wed Apr 9 16:37:52 UTC 2008

Hi Eric,

> I plan to use a 3-Ware or Areca controller (4 port). Does one of those 
> work better than the other? I have had pretty good luck with some 3-Ware 
> cards so far with FreeBSD, but have heard good things about the Areca 
> cards too.

I'm using 3-ware 9000 series in a few production boxes and they work
really well.  Hot swapping disks also works if you have a compatible
power supply.  Don't know about Areca, never used it.



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