Need really cheap IDE mirroring PCI controlled for FreebBSD 4.10

Brian Reichert reichert at
Thu Mar 3 17:16:20 GMT 2005

On Thu, Mar 03, 2005 at 04:44:31PM +0000, Gerald de la Pascua wrote:
> Brian, 
> I am interested in your experiences with the promise raid card, 
> what driver does it use?   ( we use the 3ware with the twe )

Under 4.9-RELEASE, it works with the ata(4) driver:

     Promise Ultra/Fasttrak-33              Ultra DMA 33 (UDMA2), 33 MB/sec
     Promise Ultra/Fasttrak-66              Ultra DMA 66 (UDMA4), 66 MB/sec
     Promise Ultra/Fasttrak-100             Ultra DMA 100 (UDMA5), 100 MB/sec
     Promise Ultra/Fasttrak-100 TX2/TX4     Ultra DMA 100 (UDMA5), 100 MB/sec
     Promise Ultra/Fasttrak-133 TX2/TX2000  Ultra DMA 133 (UDMA6), 133 MB/sec

> is there management software to monitor it like the 3ware?

I don't have any.  I had hoped the smartmontool would, but I've
never gotten that to work on any raid card. :/

> are there comand line tools from unix to monitor it ( don't know if
> 3ware has these actually !)

With 3ware, you need to install 3dm2, which used the cli to poll
the device.  3dm2 can be configured to send notices.

> what model do you use and approximately how much are they?

What, the Promise controller?  I got this years ago.  I see it here
for about $30 bucks.

> thanks in advance, 
> Gerald

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