Our general guidance is to use the newest and highest port count HBAs you can find. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. I’ve also read about stripping the MBR from each of the drives. I’ve used lots of both the WD and Seagate drives you mention and have found nothing to complain about whatsoever, I’m not damning the Samsung ones though, I’ve just not used them. Why pay for functionality you don’t want to use Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

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What’s new New posts New resources Latest activity. I can’t say as to how large a chassis your RAID array will be hosted in, but my best guess for you without all the information would be to get a good doesn’t have to be the most expensive RAID controller 3Ware, Areca, LSI, Adaptec probably something on the lower ends of each manufacturer and buy large, cheaper disks.

However, If you do not go into the controller card’s setup screen at pre-boot stage and set the RAID array, in some cases Freenas has difficulty recognizing the interface. In the consumer market, price and reliability are not really related at all.


The price of a drive does not necessarily correlate to reliability. Reading reviews on NewEgg.

Adding driver support for Adaptec RAID 6805

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A key tip is to freena for onboard RAM amounts. Then try and build your RAID. At STH we test hundreds of hardware combinations each year. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Skip anything that is SAS1 only.

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I would use this controller but fear the x1 througput speeds will quickly get saturated with the number of drives I plan to use. Joined Jan frewnas, Messages 5 Thanks 0. Todd Aug 16, Kinda screams that our driver install didn’t work but we don’t get any errors on boot.

If you can afford an 8-port SATA controller you can buy up more cheap drives now or leave some ports open for when prices fall and 2TB disks will be much more affordable. freemas

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For whatever reason, the two SATA drives connected to the motherboard are seen by FreeNAS but none frenas the drives connected to the controller can be seen. Elshar, thanks for your input too. That means it is a SAS based card that has four internal 4i and four external 4e ports. Submit a new link. Yes, the FreeNAs version is installed a week ago, 8. Hard drives not recognized. From hardware testing to system reporting, to scheduling those all important scrubs and S.


Aaron Brown 1, 1 10 Questions on Server Fault are expected to relate to server, networking, or related infrastructure administration within the adaotec defined by the community. Written by Root May 7, at When I issue the devlist command like you, I see passX,daX where you just see passXso I’m gonna guess your drives have not been adapgec. With hardware RAID you’re only protected from a disk failing. The application can be started by running: It should just work with no further changes, at least I didn’t have to do anything myself.

Hi, Did you updated the FreeNas? You can get adapter cables but we suggest using the appropriate HBA in the rreenas place. There is a chance I’ll be taking this Adaptec back and getting the

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