On Wed, Jun 30, 2004 at 06:03:27PM +0200, Matthias Andree wrote:
David Sze <ds...@alumni.uwaterloo.ca> writes:
If you will be using a motherboard with an LSI Logic chipset (mpt driver
under FreeBSD), definitely do _not_ get Hitachi/IBM drives.
There's more than one LSI chipset (there are at least the sym, mpt and
amr cards, sym for 53c8xx and 53c1010, mpt for 53c1020 and 53c1030, AMR
for MegaRAID stuff).
I can see how my message was ambiguous - I only meant the "mpt" driver (hence
the part in brackets), the 53c1030 for sure, don't know about the 53c1020.
There's a weird interaction that causes the OS not to boot if there is
more than one Hitachi drive attached to an mpt controller. A single
drive works fine.
That might be a matter of the BIOS in question.
Perhaps, but consider that there are no problems with more than one of any
other brand of drive. Just look at the archives:
Until the "mpt" driver gets an active FreeBSD maintainer, I'd stay away from
it in combination with Hitachi/IBM drives.