On Thu, 23 Oct 2003, Mike Tancsa wrote: > > 3ware is the way to go in my experience. They work really well under > FreeBSD, Windows and Linux. The FreeBSD drivers were originally written by > Mike Smith and Paul Saab is now maintaining them. They are not overly > fancy in FreeBSD but they do what they are designed to do. I have used > them extensively in RAID0, 1 and 10. RAID 5 is slow, but thats more RAID5 > than anything. Also RAID 1 seems to be very intelligent about reads, using > both drives to give better read performance as compared to the stats with > just one drive. Writes on RAID 1 are not penalized at all. > > ---Mike
I second that. I love 3Ware cards for IDE RAID, especially if you plan to implement IDE RAID on a server who's data is considered even remotely critical. They do run more then Promise/HighPoint/etc cards though, the 8506-4LP (4 port SATA CARD - forgive me if model # is wrong) runs ~$350 US on NewEgg, but they are worth it. I agree with Mike about the RAID 5 performance, but the SATA cards seem to be a lot faster with it then the PATA ones. -Jeremy D. Pavleck > > At 09:42 AM 23/10/2003, Mathieu Arnold wrote: > >Hi, > > > >I'm in a need of such a card, but I can't find out which cards are only > >doing raid under windows with specific drivers, and which cards are doing > >real hard raid. > > > >-- > >Mathieu Arnold > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"