Need really cheap IDE mirroring PCI controlled for FreebBSD 4.10

Josh Tolbert hemi at
Thu Mar 3 16:24:00 GMT 2005

On Thu, Mar 03, 2005 at 10:49:53AM -0500, Brian Reichert wrote:
> I've been using a cheapo Promise controller in a RAID 1+0 for years,
> literally.
> atapci1 at pci0:19:0:      class=0x010485 card=0x4d68105a chip=0x6269105a
> rev=0x02 
> hdr=0x00
>     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

I've been running a 3Ware 7000-2 for ages, as well as a Promise FastTrack100
(built in to my Tyan Tiger LE) for years. Both systems have two WD800JB drives
in RAID1. I've tested the rebuild functionality of the 3Ware (from the
controller's BIOS) but I've never tested the Promise as far as rebuilding the
mirror goes.

I have yet to try a Highpoint.

Josh Tolbert
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