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Date:      Mon, 26 Jan 2004 10:52:44 -0700
From:      "Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC" <chad@shire.net>
To:        Mike Woods <Mike@the-rubber-chicken-network.co.uk>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: SATA
Message-ID:  <71F2E42A-5028-11D8-9E60-003065A70D30@shire.net>
In-Reply-To: <20040126112714.2ac1d63e.Mike@the-rubber-chicken-network.co.uk>
References:  <20040126112714.2ac1d63e.Mike@the-rubber-chicken-network.co.uk>

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On Jan 26, 2004, at 4:27 AM, Mike Woods wrote:

> Whats the current state of play with sata in 5.2, I know it's 
> supported and I Know some have had issues, but overall whats the 
> general view on it, what controllers have people had the most luck 
> with, how well supported is SATA Raid ?
>
> This may seem random but some time this year I intend to upgrade my 
> file server and im quite possibly going to move to sata (im looking at 
> a 2u case with inbuilt caddies, so it's one or the other)

I use the adaptec 2410SA.  It doesn't use the SATA/ATA drivers, but 
rather the aac ones, and seems to work pretty well.  So far no 
problems.

I am using it in mirror RAID 1 mode, but it supports 0, 1, 5, 1+0, 
JBODs at least.

Chad



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