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

Alexander Sabourenkov screwdriver at lxnt.info
Fri Feb 9 15:10:40 UTC 2007

Jaime Bozza wrote:
>> Hardware RAID1 buys you nothing in perfomance and reliability
>> for a prolonged headache with drivers, bios insanity and
>> monitoring+control tools.
> Intel does seem to have a few hardware-based RAID controllers here:
> http://www.intel.com/products/server/raid/
> I don't see any driver or support for them in FreeBSD though.

Those are rebranded LSI Megaraid units,  amr(4).

They have mostly-unusable GUI bios (you actually have to have a mouse 
plugged in to do anything with it),
no up-to-date FreeBSD control utility, though some reverse-engineering 
work  resulted in a simple
monitoring utility.

They work ok (SCSI ones at least), but configuration and maintenance 
leave much to be desired.



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