Stable SATA pci card for FreeBSD 6.x/7.0

Jonathan Groll lists at
Wed Aug 6 08:51:15 UTC 2008

On Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 12:28:40PM +0200, Sebastiaan van Erk wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm running FreeBSD 6.3 (I know, I should upgrade), and I just bought an 
> add-on pci SATA controller for 2 extra SATA disks.
> However, a lot of disk activity on the drives will often cause the 
> machine to crash and spontaneously reboot. I checked out which chipset 
> was on the card with pciconf -lv and I found it was the Sil 3512. 
> Googling showed me that I'm not the only one with problems using this card.

I can personally affirm that similar problems existed for me with a
SiI 3114 under 7.0-STABLE, but have since moved the card into a Linux


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