FreeBSD & Serial ATA

O'Reilly, Stuart stuart at
Mon May 2 09:22:23 PDT 2005

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> 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

Can someone just answer a quick question. One of the suggestions 
mentioned was the Highpoint RocketRAID 1520 controller which is a low 
cost solutions however support for FreeBSD stopped at v5.1.

However, scrolling down the list of driver software for the RocketRAID 
1520, Highpoint offer the option of downloading the Linux Open Source 
Driver and compiling it yourself. To quote the website:

"Support Linux kernel version 2.2.x to 2.6.x on x86 and x86_64 platform."

Would this be a suitable option since (as I understand it), FreeBSD is i386.

Sorry if I sound like i'm trying to get blood from a stone. ;)


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