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    Default Re: Sata3 HDD Performance

    After reading some newegg comments on the 9240-4i and 9240-8i everyone saying slow write speeds when set to raid5. Speeds ranging from 30mb-90mb with 4 or more drives in raid5.

    I think I might be better of getting another drive and set to raid10.

    Here is my setup the X58A-UD5 is running ESXi which is running 5-8 VM's all currently on 1 WD 750GB sata2 drive (Datastore). I purchased a IBM M1015 to move my 4tb raid 10 to and have room to for more expansion. I then planed to upgrade my current datastore from 1 single drive to a 3x500GB raid5 sata3.

    Most of the VM's will be idle most of the time 1-2 will be used via remote desktop. 1 -2 VM's will be test VM's where I could be trying different OS's out. What do you guys think, would I be ok running the raid5 or just get another drive and switch to raid10?
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    Default Re: Sata3 HDD Performance

    Here is the card/drives in raid0. I will edit this post with a pic of the 4x 2tb Samsung Sata2 drives in raid10 do on the IBM M1015(LSI 9240-8i) later when its done its background task.

    LSI 9240-4i 2x 500GB Hitachi Sata3 HDD's Raid 0



    LSI 9240-4i 3x 500GB Hitachi Sata3 HDD's Raid 0


    IBM M1015 (LSI9240-8i) 4x 2TB Samsung F4 Sata2 HDD's Raid10
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    Default Re: Sata3 HDD Performance

    updated the above post
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    Sapphire ATI HD 7970 3GB clocked 1200MHz @ 1.181v.
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    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot Drive) on Intel sata3 controller port0
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    Default Re: Sata3 HDD Performance

    Here are 4 of the Hitachi drives configured in raid10. Raid5 is no good on this card as it has no onboard cache.

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    Default Re: Sata3 HDD Performance

    just tested my disks for fun, still haven't gotten around to updateing the FW on the controller. Used the spare time to optimize the power consumption. Pretty happy at 65W for a NAS with 6 hdd's (room for 12, but prices still to high) .. peaks at 95W during bootup .. still need to find something to stress test it.

    All running as jbods, all "dirty" and most almost full and while people where accessing it via FTP (tried to time it around though and test the hdd's currently not accessed)

    http://pastebin.djabba.eu/atto/c%20drive.PNG (running on native AMD SATA3 port)
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    Default Re: Sata3 HDD Performance

    Does everyone know that the Sata 3 for HDD is just for interface, no Sata 3 HDD comes even close to breaking the Sata 2 barrier, they have people thinking that they are Sata 3 drives when all they are is able to run on Sata 3 controllers.


    Ace is getting better numbers in RAID then I do with blacks.

    I wonder if the hitachi and F4 have TLER, because if non TLER drives are run as storage and not with an OS, they suck.

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