Need really cheap IDE mirroring PCI controlled for FreebBSD4.10

Artem Kuchin matrix at
Thu Mar 3 12:24:37 GMT 2005

Gavin Atkinson <gavin.atkinson at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-03-03 at 12:13 +0300, Artem Kuchin wrote:
>> 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?
> I'm currently using an Adaptec 1200A on
> FreeBSD 5.3-STABLE #1: Fri Feb  4 02:43:22 GMT 2005
> root at 
> and it works without any problems.  I'm using it in RAID1 mode and it
> seems to be nice and fast. It's happy booting and running even with
> one 
> of the pair removed, and is happy with rebuilding afterwards.
> Although, 
> to be honest once this machine has booted it mainly only uses the
> disks 
> for logging, so I'm not putting significant load in the controller.
> atapci0: <HighPoint HPT370 UDMA100 controller> port

HighPoint HPT370 ? So this Adaptec 1200A is actually
HPT370? I see you use it on 5.3-STABLE. Are the drivers built in or
you downloaded them from the vendor's site?


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