Adaptec 1210 weird behaviour

Edwin Groothuis edwin at
Tue Apr 12 12:18:35 PDT 2005

On Tue, Apr 12, 2005 at 10:21:27AM -0600, Scott Long wrote:
> Edwin Groothuis wrote:
> >The Adaptec 1210 is a serial ATA RAID0/1 controller.
> >
> >When the two disks are configured as RAID1, FreeBSD still sees two
> >harddisks instead of one.
> >
> >This is with 5.3. Scary :-)
> >Will try this weekend with 5.4
> The 1210 is not a real RAID controller, it's a SATA controller with an
> Adaptec BIOS that does RAID 0 and 1 during boot.  It's up to the OS to
> do the RAID operations after that.  The new ATA driver in 6-current

Euhm. Oh. Software RAID? A la WinModems?

But then I don't understand that it gets away with advertising it
as a RAID0/1 controller...


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