Stable SATA pci card for FreeBSD 6.x/7.0

Bartosz Stec admin at
Fri Aug 22 07:04:15 UTC 2008

Jeremy Chadwick pisze:
> On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 09:49:25AM +0200, Sebastiaan van Erk wrote:
>> I was thinking of buying the Promise SATA300 TX4 PCI Controller. I've  
>> searched on google, and I do see some negative posts on them in  
>> combination with FreeBSD, however they all date back at least 2 years...
>> Does anybody have positive/negative experiences using this card?
> I have one of these cards (not currently in use; less stuff inside my
> FreeBSD box at home the better), and never ran into any oddities.  That
> was with 4 disks connected, each disk its own UFS2 filesystem.  ZFS
> wasn't available back then.
Hello there. I have one SATA300 TX4 PCI Controller in use from about 2 
years in my SMB serwer running celeron 1Ghz and 2 x WDC WD2500YS-01SHB0 
(250GB each). Disks are under controll of gmirror with UFS2 fs.. When 
stable branch was 6.x I had problems similiar to described here: 
In practice - at heavy load, after some timeouts, one of disk drives 
disconnects and controller doesn't recognize any disks at this sata 
channel untl reboot.
Howewer, no problems occured since I've upgraded Freebsd to 7.x.

Bartosz Stec - specjalista ds. IT

AUXILIA Spółka z o.o.
ul. Wałbrzyska 43/2
52-314 Wrocław
tel. (71) 79 99 760 w. 69
GSM: 662171775

More information about the freebsd-stable mailing list