Tests of RAID adapters

Max Herrgard herrgard at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 00:26:21 PDT 2011

25 apr 2011 kl. 09.12 skrev Francois Tigeot:
> Hi all,
> During last week, I've done some systematic hardware tests to determine which
> recent RAID cards work fine with DragonFly.
. ..
> Conclusions
> -----------
> I'm very impressed by Areca. All their cards worked flawlessly out of the box.
> The Areca people were very cooperative, they tested and reviewed the initial
> port of the arcmsr driver (from FreeBSD).
> Many of their adapters include an ethernet port which can be used for
> supervision, removing the need to install a special low-level utility in the
> host OS.
> I only had access to one 3Ware adapter, but it also worked out of the box and
> I have reports of different recent models also working flawlessly.
> There are some LSI models known to work flawlessly. Unfortunately, they seem
> to be old products which are not sold anymore.
> With all the troubles I had getting Adaptec cards to work reliably before
> DragonFly was even booted, I cannot seriously consider to purchase products
> of this brand.
> If you want a RAID adapter to use with DragonFly, Areca and 3Ware are the two
> best choices of the moment, my first choice beeing Areca.

Tests like these are awesome. Thank you!


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