For many years, I used PCI cards with a Silicon Image 3124 or 3132 SATA controller in my Mac Pro.
They are essentially the same. The 3132 is PCIe, and the other one is PCI-X. You can purchase them from Addonics, who will supply a Mac driver for you. Newegg and Amazon work too. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816124030 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816124026 These are simple controllers. I did run into a problem with them when I was running a bigger zpool under Solaris 11, it would not keep up with the load. I use an 8-port LSI controller for that now in a Linux server. I no longer have the old Mac Pro so I don't know how it might work for Mac ZFS. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816117157 This intel-rebadged LSI card is ideal for personal use, small ZFS servers. In addition to the controller, you will need two SFF-to-SATA cables, about $20 each. But you can start out small with a $20 Syba card. Sent from my iPad > On Feb 13, 2014, at 2:44 PM, Alex Wasserman <alexwasser...@me.com> wrote: > > All, > > Anyone got a recommendation on a 4+ port PCI SATA card? > > Is something like this worth the money? > > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816115114 > > Thanks, > > Alex > -- > > --- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "zfs-macos" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to zfs-macos+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.
Description: S/MIME cryptographic signature