freebsd-8 support for dell R710 SATA raid-0

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Wed Mar 31 01:13:37 UTC 2010

On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 6:56 PM, John <comp.john at> wrote:

> Hi, thanks for your input.
> I have an idea. Would the answer be to install the OS to a SD card, boot
> from that then use GPT or ZFS to see the drive once the OS is installed?
> What i mean is, the disks are attached to the SATA raid card. if I don't
> select any disks in the raid, will they be seen by the OS? then I could
> just use zfs for raid functionality.
> Freebsd 8 sees the card, just not the disks. The server has a sd slot.
> Maybe this is what it's for?
> --
> John - comp dot john at googlemail dot com
> OpenBSD firewall | FreeBSD desktop | Ubuntu Karmic laptop
> GPG: 0xF08A33C5

Your best bet would be to configure the drives as JBOD and see if it detects
the disks.  Post dmesg from that.

Adam Vande More

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list