freebsd-8 support for dell R710 SATA raid-0

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Mon Mar 29 14:39:59 UTC 2010

On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 8:31 AM, Adam Vande More <amvandemore at>wrote:

>> FWIW CentOS won't see it either. Please help!
> You'll need to use GPT partition instead of MBR if you're trying to boot
> with a size > TB.  AKAIK, sysinstall doesn't support this, requiring a more
> "hands on" installation.
> If you haven't considered it, it may be worthwhile to use ZFS.  In that
> scenario, you'd want to the controller to present the disks as JBOD and use
> RAIDZ.  Once again, sysinstall doesn't support this, but there are some good
> FreeBSD wiki articles on it.

Opps, didn't read the RAID-0 bit, still try the GPT stuff, the 2TB MBR is a
hard limit.  gstripe(8) would also be an option.  With you're RAID-0, were
you looking of for read or write speed?  You can still use RAIDZ and
outperform a straight stripe in most workloads if you make use of an ssd
based L2ARC and a ZIL for read and writes respectively.

Adam Vande More

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