The data can be recovered by putting the disks in any server. For a 2-port controller: Rosewill HBA based on this chip: Sat Sep 08, 2: Be careful on inserting this or any G34 chip into the socket. Its popularity is spreading… ] Linux support: Then put any extra disks on a discrete controller, and I recommend specifically these ones:

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From 32 to 2 ports: Ideal SATA/SAS Controllers for ZFS & Linux MD RAID – itramblings

Though only 2 channels. There’s a lot of cheap stuff out there, which some of my perusal of NAS forums suggests would indeed be suitable, but I am availing myself of the experience here. Intel HBA based on this chip: For years I’d drooled over the LSI nay! And although they do marvell a firmware flash tool for Linux, you need to download the Windows package too and extract the firmware image from that to use frerbsd the Linux flash tool.

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I bought a few of them and have had great luck with zero drive disconnects like I did with other on-board eSATA controllers. Most motherboards have up to 4 or 6 onboard ports be sure to always enable AHCI mode in the BIOS as it is the best designed hardware interface that a chip can mravell to the OS to enable maximum performancebut for more than 4 or 6 disks, there are surprisingly not that many choices of controllers.

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For an 8-port controller: For a 2-port controller: I haven’t touched Ubuntu since For reference, the maximum practical throughputs per port I assumed have been computed with these formulas: Posting from Ubuntu Probably a bit dated, and one is more cross-flashing Dells back to LSI.

Be careful on inserting this or any G34 chip into the socket.

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There is also limited information on FreeBSD support. For reference, the maximum practical throughputs per port I assumed have been computed with these formulas:.

I’ll toss one of mine into my PC and boot a Then put any extra disks on a discrete controller, and I recommend specifically these ones: Also note that the product support pages for the older LSI controllers are a mess since they got sold twice, once to Avago, then to Broadcom ; even though this controller is a i, you need to search for the i firmware logically the same board, just a different connector layout.

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Not sure if this has gotten better in the past few years. Fri Sep 07, Who is online Users browsing this forum: Finding cards based on these controller chips can be surprisingly difficult I have had to zoom on product images on newegg.

Despite being AHCI-compliant, this series of chips seems unsupported by Solaris according to reader comments, see below.

No driver was ever needed. Obviously cheaper since there is no hardware RAID controller to buy.

I used to run these: Thu Mar 03, Its popularity is spreading… ] Linux support: There is only one software interface to learn: I also included links to online retailers because some of these controllers are not that easy to find online. Anyway – no troubles out of the the box with the currently marvelll build of It is possible to create arrays on any disk on any type of controller in the system, or to move disks from one controller to another.

I bought something with a Marvell 88SE chip.