well-supported SATA RAID card?

Mark Dotson praxis at dmglobal.net
Sat Mar 11 04:30:42 UTC 2006

3ware cards have worked fantastically for me... until I tried using them 
with the Tyan S5360-1U Motherboard.  I've  not been able to boot any 
distro of FreeBSD 5.x or 6.x with this board and the 3ware 95x series or 
8x series SATA cards.

However, other then that 1 board incompatibility, they've worked like a 
champ for me for years.


         Mark Dotson
         Systems Administrator
         praxis at dumpstermonkey.com

Mike Tancsa wrote:
> At 04:01 AM 10/03/2006, Brian Szymanski wrote:
>> Howdy...
>> After not having much success with the hptmv driver for highpoint's
>> rocketraid 1820A, I'm wondering if other folks have had good luck with 
>> any
>> SATA RAID cards with at least 6 ports... Is there a SATA RAID card with
>> utilities that let you manage while the OS is running that folks have had
>> good luck with? I've been happy with the megaraid series on linux at my
>> job, but I'm wondering if the management utilities are there on freebsd,
>> etc.
> The 3Ware cards work really well under FreeBSD. I have dozens I have 
> been using for some time and they work and work well. Highly 
> recommended.  Over the years I am sure I have replaced a few dozen dead 
> drives and have not (knock on wood) had any issues rebuilding degraded 
> sets.  Another card I have been recently using is the ARECA. Its quite a 
> fast card and has a similar set of management utilities. I have not been 
> using it as long as the 3ware, but it seems pretty good too.
> Both cards will install out of the box FreeBSD. The management apps can 
> be downloaded for free from www.3ware.com and ftp.areca.com.tw
>         ---Mike
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