3ware raid card driver

Matthew Dillon dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Sun Apr 15 15:34:02 PDT 2007

:I'm thinking of building a DF 1.8.1 machine with a 3ware 9650SE card and 
:was wondering if this card is going to work and what, if any, driver 
:limitations there are.

    I'm not sure about that particular model.  We do have drivers for
    the 7000/8000 (twe) and 9000 (twa) series.

    I have a 7506-4 IDE and two 9500S-4LP SATA 3ware controllers.  I've
    been having problems with the 7506... I think its a known firmware
    bug in the 7506 where the controller can lock up when it has problems
    with one of its IDE drives.  I have not had any problems with the 9500S's.

    3ware's management application probably doesn't work under Dragonfly.
    I used the BIOS support to configure mine.

    Ultimately the new filesystem design should be able to replace the
    functionality, but that won't be in production until the end of the
    year (though I hope to get something into beta for the July release).

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at backplane.com>

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