Support for Areca ARC-1300-4X on 8-STABLE?
paul at gromit.dlib.vt.edu
Wed Nov 24 03:57:16 UTC 2010
Does anyone know whether the Areca ARC-1300-4X external SAS HBA is currently supported under FreeBSD/amd64 8-STABLE? I just fired up a system that has one of these cards that is running 8.0-RELEASE and the HBA is not being detected properly by FreeBSD. (It is being misidentified by the arcmsr driver.) I'm hoping that once I upgrade from 8.0-RELEASE to a contemporary 8-STABLE that it'll be supported. I found a posting on the Web that indicated a driver would be available in the first quarter of 2010 (http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-hardware/2009-December/006115.html).
I'm really hoping I can use this card, though I'm somewhat discouraged by the fact that the Areca Web site lists only drivers for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X for this particular model. :-(
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