The 6i will work on FreeBSD, however realize that a much better choice
for a production machine is a card which "really" supports FreeBSD...
just due to the availability and reliability of the tools required for
maintaining the system while running.

Have you considered SuperMicro machines with 3ware (AMCC) cards? I'm
not affiliated either, but it seems to be a great combo. AMCC still
supports FreeBSD pretty well, and the cards perform well.


2008/7/10 Julio Gomez <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> I am planning to purchase Dell PowerEdge 2950 III with RAID 5 configuration.
> I checked Hardware Note on FreeBSD site but Dell's PERC6i is not on the
> list. Is it supported by FreeBSD 7.0 and/or FreeBSD 6.3
> Thank you very much for your help in advance.
> === Hardware Configuration ===
> Backplane:
> 1x6 Backplane for 3.5-inch Hard Drives [Included in Price]
> SAS RAID Contoller:
> PERC6i SAS RAID Controller, 2x4 Connectors, Int, PCIe, 256MB Cache, x6 Back
> Hard Drive Configuration:
> Integrated SAS/SATA RAID 5, PERC 6/i Integrated
> Hard Drive:
> Five (5) 146GB 15K RPM Serial-Attach SCSI 3Gbps 3.5-in HotPlug Hard Drive
> Regards,
> Julio Gomez
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