[rescue] FreeBSD and ZFS, was Re: 3ware raid

Jonathan Sturges jonathansturges at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 8 13:13:02 CDT 2011

> On Thu, 4 Aug 2011, N. Miller wrote:
>> That's exactly right, Shawn.  Our biggest issues at work with the
>> x4100/4140's is just this: the LSI & Adaptec RAID don't present real
>> JBOD to ZFS.
> Adaptec doesn't present a real UI, and LSI dumbed it's UI down instead
> of writing a decent manual. Of course, I speak of the PERC varieties.
> The AAC's RAID control UI always feels like "My First Fisher-Price
> Storage Array(tm)". No, I don't need to scrub the drives, I'm installing
> an OS in five minutes, or whenever POST finishes.
> Who makes the hardware RAID used in the T-series?
> -

T2000s and T5220s use an LSI SAS RAID chip that's just fine for mirroring boot
drives.  I will have to double-check, but I believe it's the 1064 in the T2000
and the 1064E (eg, PCIe variant) in the T5220.


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