Hi all, I'd especially like Søren to make a advice which ATA-"Raid" Controller on the low end to choose. I tried some based on SIL0680 and was dissapointed, same with HPT370(372) based. Søren has recommended Promise Controllers (since they support FreeBSD development) but he didn't make clear what series (S150/TX2000/TX4000/ SX6000). Of course they are more expensive than a 25$ based SIL680 but if one drive fails and the machine panics it's worth spending a little more. On the other hand I can buy a 3ware 4 port parallel controller for about 200$ so in my opinion the promise SX series has no right to exist since 3ware always has been the straightedge for me.
I really think this is on topic with questions@, chat@ I think wasn't the right place. Thanks all, -Harry