[nycbug-talk] SATA RAID options under FBSD 4.x
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Sun Aug 13 00:03:49 EDT 2006
On Sat, 12 Aug 2006, Dan Langille wrote:
> On 12 Aug 2006 at 18:33, Charles Sprickman wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> What's out there for somewhat high performance RAID controllers under
>> FreeBSD 4.x? I've been playing with a 3Ware 9550SX under 6.1 and it's
>> great - blows away our old scsi stuff and is much better than the older
>> 3Ware cards. But no driver (twa) for 4.x. Same story with Areca and the
>> LSI SATA RAID cards.
> I can also vouch for that 3Ware card:
Nice! I get an Opteron sometime next week with the 12 port card. I went
with the multilane connectors/backplane, so hopefully cabling things up
should be tidy - each connector handles four drives.
> And next week, I'll have a NetSaint plugin for that card.
Excellent. I currently have a little script for these and the adaptecs
that I drop in /usr/local/etc/periodic/daily. I don't trust running the
adaptec tool more than once a day. Even that makes me a little nervous.
>> Adaptec is something I'm looking to stay away from. What else is there?
>> Also... I noticed the freebsd-scsi list is pretty dead these days. Is
>> there another list where general scsi/raid questions might get a larger
> Is there a particular reason why you can't use 6.1 in this situation?
It's a devel box and all the production boxes are still 4.11. Also I
found out I can't use most of the modern cards - from what I can see both
the Areca and 3Ware cards only are available in PCI-X/e and the box is old
enough to not have either....
Additionally I have seen some hard lockups on a warm boot with the 3Ware
card. Disabling ACPI seems to make it happen less often, but 6.1 is
giving me some jitters on this hardware combination.
> Dan Langille : Software Developer looking for work
> my resume: http://www.freebsddiary.org/dan_langille.php
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