Need supported SAS controller
tg at gmplib.org
Tue Sep 7 18:26:08 UTC 2010
Is the any PCIe SAS controller that is supported by FreeBSD 8.1 that I
can purchase today? The controller should preferably be low-profile.
RAID is not needed since I have just one disk, but if only RAID
controllers are available, I can live with that.
FreeBSD supports several controllers, but most of them seems old and
impossible to purchase today.
I have tried a new Adaptec 2405 but I have serious issues with data inte-
grity (the beginning of the virtualised disk does not read back the same
data as just written). It is unknown if this is a problem with the cont-
roller or with the FreeBSD drivers. Due to technical and administrative
experiences with Adaptec during this process, no other Adaptec controller
will be considered, see <http://gmplib.org/~tege/adaptec.html>.
The Supermicro controllers listed by FreeBSD as supported seem to be
rebranded Adaptec controllers, and they are therefore also disqualified.
The LSI controllers FreeBSD list as supported at
<http://www.freebsd.org/releases/8.1R/hardware.html> (with the mpt driver)
are no longer in production, as far as I can tell. My hope is that some
currently produced LSI controllers actually work with FreeBSD 8.1.
Please help if you know something about that.
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