What is a good choice of sata-ii raid controller for freebsd?
spork at bway.net
Thu Feb 8 23:55:25 UTC 2007
On Fri, 9 Feb 2007, Geoffrey Giesemann wrote:
> 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.
These were a few of the things that their pre-sales folks were not able to
> You can find all of this out by *gasp* reading the manual.
I did flip through it fairly quickly, but I'm not even sure that these
features were available at the time I compared the Areca to the 3Ware.
The best info I could find at the time about the fan was looking at the
picture on their website - it showed a small heatsink+fan with two wires
I'm certainly not trying to push people away from the Areca cards - the
more FreeBSD people out there using these the better. Next time we may
buy some Arecas since I now am finding some positive feedback from the
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