Posted 04 May 2008 - 12:56 PM
Would the EFI upgrade that LSI offers on their website work with our Hacks, since our Hacks use a software
EFI to emulate hardware EFI?
I'd try this, but I'm affraid I'd mess up my controller...
Posted 03 June 2008 - 05:07 PM
*** Also, do you think the ATTO EXPRESSSAS R348 (RAID version) will work with Hacks?
Posted 09 July 2008 - 04:54 AM
Posted 21 August 2008 - 02:49 PM
It is very powerfull solution.
Posted 21 August 2008 - 05:21 PM
Posted 24 August 2008 - 11:18 PM
Posted 25 August 2008 - 12:29 PM
Posted 04 September 2008 - 07:55 AM
Will update later to tell if it is bootable.
It does show up in the install process as an installable disk!!
Also some Xbenches on the Array:
Xbench Version 1.3
System Version 10.5.4 (9E17)
Physical RAM 2048 MB
Drive Type Areca ARC-1220-VOL#00
Disk Test 572.32
Uncached Write 319.45 196.14 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 919.29 520.14 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 156.25 45.73 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 1278.30 642.46 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Write 653.45 69.18 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 1691.65 541.56 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 6152.44 43.60 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 3403.91 631.62 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Posted 11 September 2008 - 03:41 PM
This is very frustrating. I'm able to get SATA drives that are attached to it to be recognized when the controller
is set up as JBOD, but when I enable RAID on the controller, Leo doesn't see them, although the card still shows
up under System Profiler.
Posted 13 September 2008 - 08:01 PM
Posted 14 September 2008 - 02:20 AM
1) Have you tired adding the bootloader to that particular drive you want to set as primary?
Has anyone come up with a way to use the LSI 1068e (PCIe) as a bootable drive. Mine is not even seen in the OS.
2) Did you make sure your BIOS detects your LSI 1068e? IF so, you should be able to set that particular drive as the drive to boot off of, once you set that drive with the bootloader. The drive won't display the OS until you made sure there is a bootloader, not just the OS, they both come hand in hand, you'll need it.
Posted 19 September 2008 - 07:20 PM
Posted 19 September 2008 - 08:03 PM
Posted 19 September 2008 - 11:15 PM
Would I have to edit a kext with my hardware ID to get it to show, and then maybe manually load that before the install?
Posted 15 October 2008 - 12:52 PM
I'm also looking to buy a sas controller for my Hack.
So far, I have come down to 3 choices (from cheapest to most expensive):
- HP part number 347786–B21, apprently it's LSI 1068 based (Raid 0 & 1)
- Highpoint 2640x4 (Raid 0 & 1 & 5...)
- Atto Xpress 308 (Raid 0 & 1 & 5...)
I'm 99% sure all of them would boot fine in NON raid mode.
But has anyone of you been able to have Leopard bootable in raid mode?
HP can be found in europe (belgium) around 120€
Highpoint around 150€
Atto around 320€
If none is rais bootable, I think the best choice out of 3 would e the Highpoint.
What do you think?
Posted 16 October 2008 - 12:17 AM
Great Job on your findings, just to let you know, that Highpoint controller does not support SAS Hard Drives, though it may use mini-SAS implementation for multiple SATA Hard Drives. (For example, 4 SATA > 1 Mini SAS Adapter, SATA just does not have that capability...) Whatever purpose is, you never mentioned what you plan on using these controllers for.
My 308 is simply a Host Bus Adapater, not a RAID adapter, though I can use the Hardware RAID on my motherboard or software RAID via Disk Utility, in Leopard (which works).
The RAID version of this is R380, which will cost a little more, but has more Hardware RAID capabilities, regardless, you have to make sure within your OS X, you have your Controller card detected, you'll need to add scripts to the install via terminal.
I can't help you much with the LSI 1068, again, you'll need to implement LSI's fusion scripts, I'm not sure if this has yet been succesful, guess you can try
Though you provided 3 options of Controllers, I can't quite help you decide since I don't know what you're trying to do, other than deciding on 3 Controllers. Provide more details, like what you plan on using them for, whats your setup you're trying to configure? Types of Hard Drives? SAS or SATA, etc...Booting? or just Backup.
Posted 16 October 2008 - 12:32 AM
According to Highpoint, the 2640x4 is both a SAS & SATA controller:
I'm considering getting this one for use with 4 73GB Fujitsu 15k SAS drives
I bought recently if I can't get my LSI controller to boot in RAID mode.
Posted 16 October 2008 - 12:41 AM
Posted 16 October 2008 - 01:16 AM
I scrapped my LSI card for a Areca ARC-1222 PCIe x8 SAS RAID. My 4x 74GB 15k RAID 0 seen by OS X as a single disk!
Thanks for the info - it's an expensive card. Do you have performance numbers?
PS: did you have to do any voodoo hacking or did the ARC-1222 automatically find the HDDs in RAID mode? So the ARC-1222 is bootable on a hack?
Posted 16 October 2008 - 01:45 AM
For the Areca, I believe their SAS controllers are bootable, since they have EFI compatabilities. I can recall only Areca and the Apple Pro RAID card were the only mentioned bootable OS X Leopard cards.
Regarding the rest of the Controllers mentioned, remember, having OSx86 has an advantage of having the BIOS before the Emulation starts. If your card can be detected in the BIOS, and your computer can boot off of the RAID configuration, for all I know, OSx86 should be able to boot off the drive, with of course, the implementation of the respected card's script lines, can be managed via terminal. Since you need the bootloader in your booting drive anyway, that bootloader should work on any drive, even RAIDed drives as long as its deteced in BIOS and OS X can read it.
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