well-supported SATA RAID card?

Nikolas Britton nikolas.britton at gmail.com
Mon Mar 13 09:40:51 UTC 2006

On 3/10/06, Brian Szymanski <ski at mediamatters.org> 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.

Anyone care to comment on Areca's ARC-11xx PCI-X cards? I'm thinking
about getting an 1130 (12-port version).

*Is the arcmsr driver in FreeBSD stable?
*Any issues with arrays larger then 2TB?
*Rebuild times?
*Command Line management software?
*Is the company BSD friendly, no binary blob object in the driver?
*Competent tech support?
*What does the ethernet port on the ARC-1130 do?

I'm primarily interested in this card because it can do RAID level 6
and based on the benchmarks I've seen it's a top performer.

Anyhow, to the OP, stay way from promise cards.

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