Kinda screams that our driver install didn’t work but we don’t get any errors on boot. I actually have a which works great in 0. I have a e in freenas 7 only port 0 will show drives. Controller prices fall very slowly over time. Elshar Aug 17, Trying to find a consumer hard drive that is better suited for RAID hasn’t been easy.

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Finally, they can introduce additional steps to even get the drives recognized in FreeNAS. 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.

I have a e in freenas 7 only port 0 will show drives. Therefore cards based on those controllers should be potential options. This tells us the port counts.

It should just work with no further changes, at least I didn’t have to do anything myself.

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Joined Aug 16, Messages freenas Thanks 0. Any recommendations on the RAID controller card? The price of a drive does not necessarily correlate to reliability. Another possible cause would be the PCI-e slot that you are using.


The application can be started by running: I’ve used 3Ware and Areca. If you only require 8 or fewer ports, get the SAS generation cards.

After that delete the original file to avoid go low of space. They are not SAS 2 6.

Performance isn’t a huge concern but reliability is as this is designed to be a archive. Another scenario is that you need more space but want to continue using a single head node. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help centerplease edit the question. The manual is always a good place to start when you have a question that needs answering.

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We are going to focus this guide on FreeNAS servers with under 30 storage devices and will periodically update the listing. While they may work properly in your machine, why risk it if someone else has figured out adapted issues.

You can get adapter cables but we suggest using the appropriate HBA in the first place. If you set up qdaptec cron job to scrub your RAIDZ array once a week you’ll be notified of any bad data quickly and can take action.


Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. I have upgraded to Freenas 8 64x and have installed it in the following. Our general guidance is to use the freenqs and highest port count HBAs you can find. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Recording TV shows and media mostly. From this experience, we are going to keep a running log of the best FreeNAS hardware components.

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Now you can reboot recomended. They need to be initialized otherwise you can’t access them via the card. Todd Aug 17, In the consumer market, price and reliability are not really related at all.

Can anyone comment on the drives listed or can give me a strong recommendation on which drives to choose?