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Date:      Mon, 20 Nov 2006 11:19:40 -0500
From:      Chuck Swiger <cswiger@mac.com>
To:        Ramesh Subrahmaniam <svr_fremont@yahoo.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Install
Message-ID:  <4561D59C.4060005@mac.com>
In-Reply-To: <20061119173324.53829.qmail@web33308.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
References:  <20061119173324.53829.qmail@web33308.mail.mud.yahoo.com>

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Ramesh Subrahmaniam wrote:
> Where should I be asking questions regarding install ?

This list is a good place.

> If this is the correct forum I have a Sis648-FX motherboard. 
> I have two hard drives; one Hitachi and one Western Digital. I also have a BTC DVD-ROM. 
> 
> In addtition to this I have two Sil 3112 SATA Controllers on which I have four disks.
> Overall I have 6 disks. I would like to run Free BSD on it make it a NAS box. 

The Silicon Image 3112 chipset is broken, and while some workarounds in 
software are available, performance and reliability of the SilI 3112 suffer.

I'd return the MB and get another one with a known-working SATA controller.

-- 
-Chuck



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