Recording TV shows and media mostly. Hope this helps you. In LSI naming convention you will see the last portion of the part number have both an i and an e with numbers preceding the letters. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Oh and I love Adaptec controllers – I’m sure there are cheaper and more functional ones out there but they’re the ‘old reliable’ ones I choose. Thanks for your help.

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If you do, then your card and mobo are talking to each other.

Trying to find a consumer hard drive that is better suited for RAID hasn’t been easy. Yes, the FreeNAs version is installed a week ago, 8. Written by Root May 7, at That includes chassis with SAS1 expanders as well.

In the consumer market, price and reliability are not really related at all. We use one of these cards in a small FreeNAS system. We tried various troubleshooting steps including: Finally, they can introduce additional steps to even get the drives recognized in FreeNAS. Now you can reboot recomended. May 31, at Notify me of new comments via email.


At STH we test hundreds of hardware combinations each year. I would like to see what is doing the adaptec on the FreeNAS server, I though this was the purpose of this post, no? We’ve never used these drives but it’s the next thing we’re going to aaptec.

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Following recommendations from search results yielded no fix. If you populate both ports no drives will show up with the default driver.

No problems, no hiccups. I have a e in freenas 7 only port 0 will show drives. We are going to focus this guide on FreeNAS servers with under 30 storage devices and will periodically update the listing.

Previous adaptce of cards also had issues with larger hard drives so stick to newer controllers. They’re energy efficient in comparison to every other drivefairly quiet, perform just as well as my ES. You can get adapter cables but we suggest using the appropriate HBA in the first place.

Four ports map to one physical connector so there will be one SFF internal and one SFF external port to use. Submit a new link. Sastre June 3, at Getting help with your problem is a lot easier when everyone uses the correct terminology.


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That makes it easy to purchase replacements quickly. That way there’s less room for misunderstandings. 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. Elshar Aug 17, Especially helpful for new and prospective users, Cyberjock’s guide contains information that every users should know like the back of their hand.


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Create a free website or blog at WordPress. In LSI naming convention you will see the last portion of the part number have both an i and an e with numbers preceding the letters. If you are really concerned, buy a couple extras so that 4 years from now when the model is discontinued, you have a spare if one goes bad.