PCIe SATA HBA for ZFS on -STABLE
tj at tjvarghese.com
Wed Jun 1 07:03:39 UTC 2011
On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 10:31 PM, Freddie Cash <fjwcash at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 5:48 AM, Matt Thyer <matt.thyer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > What do people recommend for 8-STABLE as a PCIe SATA II HBA for someone
> > using ZFS ?
> > Not wanting to break the bank.
> > Not interested in SATA III 6GB at this time... though it could be useful
> > I add an SSD for... (is it ZIL ?).
> > Can this be added at any time ?
> > The main issue is I need at least 10 ports total for all existing
> > ZIL would require 11 so ideally we are talking a 6 port HBA.
> SuperMicro AOC-USAS2-L8i works exceptionally well. These are 8-port HBAs
> using the LSI1068 chipset, supported by the mpt(4) driver. Support 3 Gpbs
> SATA/SAS, using multi-lane cables (2 connectors on the card, each connector
> supports 4 SATA ports), hot-plug, hot-swap.
The USAS2 (6Gbps) is supported by the mps driver (on -CURRENT, not sure if
it's in 8-STABLE yet). Perhaps you're referring to the earlier USAS which
does 3Gbps and is supported by the mpt driver.
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