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Re: Areca 1882 SAS controller support?

On Wed, Dec 05, 2012 at 05:41:04PM -0800, John Nemeth wrote:
>      I'm using one of the SAS units and it works fine.  The only catch
> is that it doesn't work with bio(4).

Which is not such a big deal, since after all the Areca controllers
can be managed by Ethernet (typically I plug the controller's
Ethernet back into one of the host's own interfaces and manage
the controller that way if needed).

> arcmsr0 at pci1 dev 0 function 0
> arcmsr0: interrupting at ioapic1 pin 0, event channel 3
> arcmsr0: Areca ARC-1680 Host Adapter RAID controller

But this is a 1680 -- the system Hauke's looking at has an 1880 or
1882 or maybe even something newer like the 1882v3.

I don't know how the 1680 will perform with the SSDs the system he
is looking at has.  But if the vendor can supply a 1680, I suppose
that would be one option.

These days, it's basically that, Marvell OEM stuff like the
Highpoint cards that we don't have drivers for, or the MegaRAIDs,
I guess.  And of those choices... we should find the time to make
the newer Areca controllers work, I think, the other options are
not so great.


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