Or sign in with one of these services Sign in with Facebook. Sign in Already have an account? So I’m gathering info and planning my next move. It’s very unlikely that troubleshooting or repairing hardware that’s that old is going to be cost effective. I told them we should really back it up, sent an email to remind them the next day, maybe they thought I was just trying to get more business for myself.

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If before, you can’t be sure if OS filesystem caching will affect your results. Still, meg per second reads and meg per second writes on ext3, in the middle of a verify operation is impressive.

I only asked because the numbers were so impressive! CLI tool statically linked lonux and amd64 binaries also can be downloaded from ftp site. Supported Supported by Linux kernel?

Then again, iozone runs a LOT faster on this server. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. Now wondering how much of kinux is because I can’t use the outer zone of the drive. This file does not contain the RAID status. This utility along with other crap can be downloaded here: Now i know how Eugene feels, benchmarking all those drives. I first installed and ran iozone on a spare fifth WD drive, to see how a bare drive behaved.


Sign in with Google. So far the 64 reclen numbers aren’t great, writes in the 60’s, and reads in the range.

Tips On Working With 3Ware RAID Controllers

KB reclen write rewrite read reread 64 Tuned the same way as done by poster. I do have to test about 7. Device name unknown PCI: Some linux tools are available on a CD included with the controller. Enter text from picture: Pinux Page – Appendix C. Processor cache size set to Kbytes. Iozone is version 3. 9050s Page Page – Troubleshooting: A daemon detecting status changes and reporting to syslog as SNMP traps is packaged as cpqarrayd.

Escalading RAID Options

There is also a megasasctl tool to get RAID status available from the megactl package on Sourceforge. Driver Installation Under Linux.

You’re going to be limited by the PCI bus, unless you can move that card into lonux 64 bit slot, which your desktop motherboard isn’t going to have.


Even on a single drive, there’s an improvement by using xfs, on this particular setup of benchmarks.

Escalading RAID Options

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I haven’t quite figured out why yet. There is a GUI tool 3dm2 accessible via browser used for management and monitoring daemon that configures the RAID, monitors the disk status and sends mail on failure. Instead it crashed my entire machine.

Linux and Hardware RAID: an administrator’s summary

The reads are nice and fast. I’m interested in these benchmarks as well see my post here. Keep in mind that the underperforms the 96XX by a fair margin. Sign in with Twitter.