Raid Controller That Supports Sata2 And Ncq ?

Does anyone know of raid controller that supports native sata2 and ncq? With the wide availability of sata hdd that supports ncq, i've only found very few choices for the raid controller. One that looks interesting is areca/tekram arc-1120: Tw/raidcrdx.html

I've read some good reviews of this card on and forum. Have you ever used this card on production server? How does this card perform?

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Should Ncq Be Enabled For Drives In Raid ?

I was in a discussion with someone that insisted that ncq should be disabled on drives that are in a raid since the controller card knows the situation better and can do the ncq itself. They cited as proof the fact that enterprise drives have ncq disabled. I'm fairly confused about the subject myself now, as i can't seem to find any concrete info online so i'm asking here in hopes that more experienced folks can answer. 1) as far as i can tell and from searching, ncq is a function that requires both the drive and controller to have it enabled (along with the corresponding driver support on the os side); is this true or not?

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I'm trying to build a file server and settle on a os. I have a 3ware 9650se-16 port controller currently connected to four 2tb wd enterprise drives. I'm nowhere near the capacity that the new file server will offer and want to put off purchasing drives until i need them (the drives will inevitably become cheaper, etc), so i would like to add drives one or two at a time. I played around with opensolaris because it's free and the benefits of zfs intrigued me, but it doesn't seem that you can easily add drives. I first configured three drives in a raid5 and opensolaris recognized it perfectly fine. I then added another drive and migrated the raid5 to use all four drives. After the procedure was done (it took 3 days), i was able to see the physical size of the raid volume was bigger, but the useable size was still the same as before adding the fourth drive. I think regular solaris has an autoexpand feature, but it's not implemented in opensolaris. Anyway, i was wondering if anyone out there has any "been there, done that" in terms of starting off a hardware raid volume with a small number of drives and add new drives over time and was able to use the new space.

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