Subject: Re: Support for 3ware Escalade 7000 series on 1.5 or 1.6? (xs4)
To: Rogier Krieger <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/06/2002 10:51:12
On Fri, Sep 06, 2002 at 04:21:23PM +0200, Rogier Krieger wrote:
> Searching through the archives, I found several references to the
> 3ware PCI ATA-RAID cards in the 7000 series but nothing firm
> on it being supported in NetBSD. From the 'supported hardware'
> page, I can only find that models in the 5000 and 6000 series
> are supported for 1.5.x.
> Would anyone know whether in 1.5.3 or 1.6 the 3ware cards from the
> 7000 series (notably the 7000-2, the previous 7210 before its part
> number was changed)? Does anyone have experience with its
> performance? Any insight is welcome.

We have 6410 and 7850 controllers in various NetBSD project machines,
such as the FTP and AnonCVS servers.  They seem to work fine, so long as
you have good disks *and cables*.  They are very sensitive to cable quality
and can experience mysterious failures if you have any bad cables connected
to them -- not necessarily just failure of the drive on the bad cable, but
possibly other units as well.

Performance is pretty good.