[zfs-discuss] ZFS on Dell with FreeBSD

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Thu Oct 20 17:06:03 UTC 2011

On Oct 20, 2011, at 9:59 AM, Damien Fleuriot wrote:
>> SAS is "serial attached SCSI"; it permits multipath connections to devices and thus is more similar to fibre channel HBAs than SATA, although some SAS controllers will also work with normal SATA drives.
> I know what SAS stands for.


> My question was, what do they mean by *external* controller ?

It means the connections to the devices are external, rather than being intended for internal devices:


> Do you get to provide your own ?

Devices?  Yes.


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