Need really cheap IDE mirroring PCI controlled for FreebBSD 4.10

Brian Reichert reichert at
Thu Mar 3 15:49:55 GMT 2005

On Thu, Mar 03, 2005 at 09:10:00AM +0000, Gerald de la Pascua wrote:
> we have had very good experiences with the basic 3ware cards, 
> I would recommend them,  easy to install,  reliable, and good perfomance, 
> in the uk they cost just over 100 pounds,  so a similar price to two
> disks to plug into them.   When a disk fails  you would willingly pay
> many times this amount,

I've been using a cheapo Promise controller in a RAID 1+0 for years,

atapci1 at pci0:19:0:      class=0x010485 card=0x4d68105a chip=0x6269105a
    vendor   = 'Promise Technology Inc'
    device   = 'PDC20271 FastTrak TX2000 EIDE controller'
    class    = mass storage
    subclass = RAID

  atapci1: <Promise TX2 ATA133 controller> port
  0xe800-0xe80f,0xe400-0xe403,0xe000-0xe007,0xdc00-0xdc03,0xd800-0xd807 mem
  0xd6000000-0xd600ffff irq 11 at device 1 9.0 on pci0

  ar0: 228881MB <ATA RAID0+1 array> [29178/255/63] status: READY subdisks:
	  0 READY ad4: 114473MB <WDC WD1200JB-00CRA1> [232581/16/63] at ata2-master UDMA1 00
          1 READY ad5: 114473MB <WDC WD1200JB-00CRA1> [232581/16/63] at ata2-sla
ve UDMA100
          2 READY ad6: 114473MB <WDC WD1200JB-00CRA1> [232581/16/63] at ata3-mas
ter UDMA100
          3 READY ad7: 114473MB <WDC WD1200JB-00CRA1> [232581/16/63] at ata3-sla
ve UDMA100

> kind regards,  Gerald

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