FreeBSD & Serial ATA

O'Reilly, Stuart stuart at
Sun May 1 08:45:14 PDT 2005

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> This is a low-budget suggestion:
> I have good experiences with RocketRAID 1520 and 1640. I'm running a 
> 1640 with three SATA drives since one year without problems; it's just a 
> little bit slow. Highpoint offers binary FreeBSD drivers for these 
> controllers, but I think that people don't like this kind of support 
> because Highpoint neglects it for older models and this dependency might 
> be dangerous in future. Keep in mind: you'll get what you pay for.
> Regards
> Björn

I've been looking at the Highpoint RocketRAID controllers and seen that 
they come with FreeBSD drivers. It's just a question of what is good and 
what to avoid. I am prepared to spend between £40 - £70 on a mid range 
reliable card.

I've done RAID setups in linux before (slackware) but never in FreeBSD 
so i'm looking for recommendations. Not worried about hot swapping 


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