Recommendation for raid controller

  • Hi,

    first of all i would like to say thank you to all the devs of pfsense, for a great os with excellant support. I would like to purchase a raid controller to use with pfsense. I have read the hardware list and wanted to know if anyone can recommend a certain sata raid controller for raid 1. Are there any onboard controllers which i can use with hardware raid?

  • LAYER 8 Moderator

    I wouldn't use onboard controllers for several reasons, my main problem is, that you can't rely on it functioning with(in) a new board/machine. As FreeBSD normally doesn't have problems with 3ware controllers, I have had good experience with this ones either on FreeBSD or Linux.


  • Take a look at the 3ware cards.  They are rock solid and well suported by FreeBSD.

  • THX a lot i will order a 3ware card

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