well-supported SATA RAID card?

Gerrit Kühn gerrit at pmp.uni-hannover.de
Sat Mar 11 19:42:40 UTC 2006

On Fri, Mar 10, 2006 at 10:30:48AM -0500, Mike Tancsa wrote:

> 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.

I have also good experiences with various 3ware cards. However, their RAID5
doesn't seem to be /that/ fast. I'm also using a Highpoint 1820A for some
weeks now. It's cheaper, the Raid5 is faster and I've had no troubles so
far (though others here obviously had).
BTW: Are the ARECA cards different from the ones sold by TekRAM using an 
ARECA chip?


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