hptmv(4) HighPoint RocketRAID 182x device driver


To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following line in your kernel configuration file:
device hptmv

Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf5:



The driver provides support for HighPoint's RocketRAID 182x based RAID controller.

These devices support ATA disk drives and provide RAID0 (striping), RAID1 (mirroring), and RAID5 functionality.


The driver supports the following ATA RAID controllers:

  • HighPoint's RocketRAID 182x series


The driver only works on the i386 and amd64 platforms as it requires a binary blob object from the manufacturer which they only supply for these platforms. The driver does not work on i386 with pae(4) enabled.


The device driver first appeared in Fx 5.3 .


An -nosplit The device driver was written by An HighPoint Technologies, Inc. , and ported to Fx by An Scott Long . This manual page was written by An David E. O'Brien .


The driver does not support manipulating the RAID from the OS, RAIDs need to be set up from the on-board BIOS.