<SiI 3114 SATA150 controller> the proper way to find if RAID is supported.

Vincent Hoffman vince at unsane.co.uk
Tue Mar 31 12:10:40 PDT 2009

On 31/3/09 16:58, Dimiter Ivanov wrote:
> Hello, i have a Silicon Image SATA controler, which is identified as:
> <SiI 3114 SATA150 controller>
> It has 4 ports, and supports RAID.
> I configured the RAID trough the BIOS, but FreeBSD 7.1, does not see
> the RAID arrays, only 4 separate disks.
> I searched the mailing lists, and there are few messages saying that
> the RAID setup of this controller is not supported.
> Only those messages are 3-5 years old.
> I want to know where can I find a definite information, if this
> feature is supported now?
The 3114 is a "fakeraid" controller (FreeBSD call it ataraid, linux
calls it dmraid,) all the processing is still done by the CPU so no gain
over using software RAID.  I've never used it but man 4 ataraid for
driver details.


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