FreeBSD and large harddrives

krad kraduk at
Fri Nov 19 11:30:42 UTC 2010

On 19 November 2010 10:25, Matthew Seaman
<m.seaman at>wrote:

> On 19/11/2010 10:00, krad wrote:
> > If you already have a 3ware card and you are familiar with them, why not
> let
> > it do the raid and just plonk zfs on top of the lun presented to the
> system?
> > Will make booting off pure zfs much easier.
> There's a lot of duplication of function there -- both ZFS and the RAID
> card will be doing background tasks to try and ensure the integrity of
> the data, which means more disk IO than is really necessary.
Not really as zfs wouldnt be doing any raid. Just checksuming etc.

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