Do you know where I can get the best price? I have never tried port multipliers in combination with SAS cards. I’ve had 3 drives drop out over the past couple days. I made some wrappers around binaries from megactl package to create the node if it doesn’t exist yet. I have updated my post.

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This possibility was for me one of the main points for choosing a software RAID. Thanks to “BRiT”s prior post. The array assembles without problems.

HighPoint HBA based on the But it worked in 5. Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own. The procedure to change the firmware is described in http: Do they use their own chips?


Lsiwas2008 need to install proprietary vendor tools, or to reboot into BIOSes to manage arrays. Linux – Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.


It was very helpful in finally finding the right solution. SMART only makes it worse. Some find it easier to use graphical tools.

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Drivers are built in to OI, Solaris. Could anyone add a comment on how SAS expanders affect things – do they introduce a large performance penalty like port multipliers?

I want to use mdadm so I want to linhx able to address each disk individually. There are faster performing cards channels, etc. However I would like to avoid the UIO problems. I have just place an order on a new controller for my home NAS. Visit the following links: Any comments on my previous post. I have a fairly basic question about the “4 x 8-port Marvell 88SE,” which supports 32 drives.


I found this just after I had done my own bit of researching. You will need to find another motherboard to use to flash the controller card. Somebody know if is possible works this card on my intel corei7 Ivy Bridge? It’s probably a slight bottleneck, but even though, for 4 ports, PCI-E 2.


Obviously connecting them to the JMB is better. Current software for managing AAC arrays is available at Adaptec website: Please keep updating this. I am frustrated by this as well Beware Highpoint 27xx has no fBSD support beyond 8. Although this model seem to be AHCI compliant, and announced here as the best controller, the card is not detected by OpenIndiana.

Do they have the same performance or not? Intel HBAs based on this chip: The controller is well supported and integrated without problems when installing Ubuntu