FreeBSD & Serial ATA

Björn König bkoenig at
Sun May 1 09:34:05 PDT 2005

O'Reilly, Stuart wrote:

> 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.

<>£70 is not a hell of 
a lot. Highpoint offers only drivers up to 4.8 and 5.1 for a RR1520; it 
might be discontinued. The RR1640 is more comfortable because it 
attracts attention with a painful acoustic signal on hard disk failure. 
You can even reinitialise the controller or verify a disk array remote 
with a GUI from another machine. This is much for a controller of this 
price range.  ;-)

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

By the way, hot swapping works.


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