[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD SATA Raid Controllers

Charles Sprickman spork
Thu Sep 9 15:13:53 EDT 2004

On Thu, 9 Sep 2004, Mike Sawicki wrote:

> I have used 3ware IDE raid controllers on FreeBSD with much success.
> AFAIK the newer SATA boards are also supported by the driver.  You
> have to use 3dm (3ware's Linux management server ported over to
> FreeBSD) to manage the card.. but 3dm does take care of email alerts
> and some other automated functions.  Rebuilds can be done via the
> 3dm web interface, and I suppose you could write your own tools for
> parsing the 3dm output into something more cli-friendly.

3dm is pretty good.  I like it much better than the cli junkheap program 
adaptec supplies with their stuff.  Yeah, it's a web interface, but it 
does work very well.

My only concern with the 3Ware cards is that the FBSD driver has had some 
serious issues after the vendor driver import (check the archives).  Last 
time I tried 4.10 on a box with a 3Ware card it locked up within 5 minutes 
of booting.  Hopefully that's been straightened out.  The old driver had 
some performance issues, but stability was great (thanks Mike Smith).

> I don't think the 3ware cards interoperate with atacontrol.

Right, as far as the OS is concerned it looks more like a scsi disk than 
anything else...


> Mike Sawicki (fifi at HAX.ORG)
> _______________________________________________
> talk mailing list
> talk at lists.nycbug.org
> http://lists.nycbug.org/mailman/listinfo/talk
> % Be sure to check out our Jobs and NYCBUG-announce lists
> % We meet the first Wednesday of the month

More information about the talk mailing list