Need really cheap IDE mirroring PCI controlled for FreebBSD 4.10

Artem Kuchin matrix at
Thu Mar 3 09:07:44 GMT 2005

pete wright <nomadlogic at> wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Mar 2005 17:27:07 +0300, Artem Kuchin <matrix at>
> wrote: 
>> Can anybody recommend cheap IDE mirroring PCI (2.0, not 2.1 or 2.2)
>> controller with just 2 IDE ports which works fine with FreeBSD 4.10 ?
>> It is to be installed on a very old motherboard (1998) and two 40GB
>> IDE driver (more or less modern ones, at least not used ones for 
>> sure). 
> sorry I don't know of any really cheap one's off hand, altho I do have
> experience with 3Ware RAID cards on 4.x.  They seemed to work well,
> and they are less expensive than proper SCSI cards...altho slower.  If
> cost really an issue would it be worth mirroring your disks in
> software via VINUM?

Well, i don't trust software raids. But 3ware is probably one of the most
expensive raid 0,1 controllers. There must be something around 40$ which
freebsd supports. Does anyone known any model?

Artem Kuchin
IT Legion Ltd.
Moscow, Russia
matrix at
+7 095 232-0338

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