SATA Host Adapter Recommendation

Daniel Staal DStaal at
Sun May 22 13:23:46 UTC 2011

--As of May 21, 2011 7:26:22 PM -0700, Jason C. Wells is alleged to have 

> I am looking to get 2 sata host adapters.  The mandatory requirements are
> good freebsd support and hot swap capability.  I plan to use gmirror. I
> have discovered that my onboard chipsets don't support hot swap.

--As for the rest, it is mine.

While I will be reading this thread with interest, as I'm looking to buy a 
SATA adaptor sometime in the moderate future, I do have one other thought: 
Before you assume your onboard chipsets don't support hot swap, check your 
BIOS settings.  Many boards still ship with their BIOS set to run 
everything in 'legacy' mode, which doesn't support hot swap.  Make sure 
there isn't a switch for a AHCI mode that needs to be flipped.

Daniel T. Staal

This email copyright the author.  Unless otherwise noted, you
are expressly allowed to retransmit, quote, or otherwise use
the contents for non-commercial purposes.  This copyright will
expire 5 years after the author's death, or in 30 years,
whichever is longer, unless such a period is in excess of
local copyright law.

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list