19.2 Device Names

The following is a list of physical storage devices supported in FreeBSD, and the device names associated with them.

Table 19-1. Physical Disk Naming Conventions

Drive type Drive device name
IDE hard drives ad
IDE CDROM drives acd
SCSI hard drives and USB Mass storage devices da
SCSI CDROM drives cd
Assorted non-standard CDROM drives mcd for Mitsumi CD-ROM and scd for Sony CD-ROM devices
Floppy drives fd
SCSI tape drives sa
IDE tape drives ast
Flash drives fla for DiskOnChip Flash device
RAID drives aacd for Adaptec AdvancedRAID, mlxd and mlyd for Mylex, amrd for AMI MegaRAID, idad for Compaq Smart RAID, twed for 3ware RAID.