Re: SATA to PCI cards

2007-08-24 Thread Bahman M.
   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
 

 I chose Promise because all of their products I've ever bought have worked
 for me in disk management. It was a roll of the dice as to it would work or
 not. Plus, it was the only card the vendor had that I have used for years.

 Thus, no guarantee for all, but they have worked on sever different
 motherboards so far and all are running fbsd-6.x (mostly 6.2).
I understand. Thanks for your patience.
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Re: SATA to PCI cards

2007-08-24 Thread Bahman M.
  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.

 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.

As I explored the archives I came up with some posts reporting
problems with Promise cards, mostly on CURRENT though. Looks like I
should search a bit more. Thanks.
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Re: SATA to PCI cards

2007-08-23 Thread Jack Stone

From: Bahman M. [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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Subject: Re: SATA to PCI cards
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 07:51:52 +0330

 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



I chose Promise because all of their products I've ever bought have worked 
for me in disk management. It was a roll of the dice as to it would work or 
not. Plus, it was the only card the vendor had that I have used for years.


Thus, no guarantee for all, but they have worked on sever different 
motherboards so far and all are running fbsd-6.x (mostly 6.2).


The ones I bought were $72 each and handle 2 satas 150/300.

That's the best I can do to help in your case.

HTH

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Re: SATA to PCI cards

2007-08-23 Thread Steve Franks
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
 
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RE: SATA to PCI cards

2007-08-22 Thread Jack Stone

From: Bahman M. [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject: SATA to PCI cards
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 13:39:01 +0330

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

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Re: SATA to PCI cards

2007-08-22 Thread Bahman M.
 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

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