What is a good choice of sata-ii raid controller for freebsd?

Geoffrey Giesemann geoffwa at cs.rmit.edu.au
Thu Feb 8 23:39:27 UTC 2007

On Thu, Feb 08, 2007 at 04:34:57PM -0500, Charles Sprickman wrote:
> -They added a moving part (2-wire fan, no tach) to a "mission-critical" 
> part.  That seems real stupid.  After the bearings die in 2-3 years, what 
> happens to your card?  Does it melt or just start acting weird?  If the 
> engineers didn't consider that, what other failure modes did their limited 
> creativity miss? :)

The fan does have a tachometer which you can monitor from the card BIOS
or using the cli binary.

You can also disable the tachometer so you can swap the heatsink+fan for
the larger heatsink (w/o fan) that comes in the box.

You can find all of this out by *gasp* reading the manual.


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