I've had a huge sata issue with my promise card since I added two need sata3.0 disks to my two old sata1.5 disks. Turning off smartd seemed to make it go away, however. Never had issues with a promise board before. In the interim I bought a HiPoint, which appears to be the cadillac of sub-$300 cards, but I've yet to tweak the drivers into a functiona state. I also tried one of the $19 cards and was told by this list that they have drivers and appear to work fine, but will corrupt your data bigtime, crash unexpectedly, etc. Mine was a rosewill card, but lots of vendors are using the $19 variants.
Steve On 8/22/07, Bahman M. <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Yes, I've had good luck with the Promise brand PCI-SATA cards on 6.x. We are > > using this method to evolve older machines to SATA. > Thanks for the hint. Would you tell me why did you choose Promise > brand as it's expensive compared to the other brands? > > Bahman > > > > >Hi all, > > > > > >I'm running FreeBSD 6.2. > > >$ uname -a > > >FreeBSD attila 6.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE #0: Fri Jan 12 10:40:27 > > >UTC 2007 [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC > > > i386 > > > > > >My motherboard which is an ASUS A7V8X-X doesn't support SATA. I > > >searched the internet and found out that there are SATA to PCI cards > > >for my situation. Is anyone using such cards? Will they cause any > > >problem with FreeBSD 6.2? > > > > > >By the way, I'd appreciate any suggestions for a good SATA to PCI card to > > >buy. > > > > > >Thanks in advance, > > >Bahman > > > > Yes, I've had good luck with the Promise brand PCI-SATA cards on 6.x. We are > > using this method to evolve older machines to SATA. > > > > HTH.... > > > > Jack > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > > Puzzles, trivia teasers, word scrambles and more. Play for your chance to > > win! http://club.live.com/home.aspx?icid=CLUB_hotmailtextlink > > > > _______________________________________________ > > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > -- Steve Franks, KE7BTE Staff Engineer La Palma Devices, LLC http://www.lapalmadevices.com (520) 312-0089 _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"