3ware raid card driver

Tim Darby t-df at timdarby.net
Wed Apr 18 07:00:16 PDT 2007

Matthew Dillon wrote:
: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>

Thanks Matt.  The new filesystem sounds very cool and I would definitely 
give it a try if it was available now.  When I get this system built, 
I'll post my experiences with the 9650.


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