Subject: Re: hardware SATA raid advice
To: mihai.chelaru <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Charles M. Hannum <mycroft@MIT.EDU>
Date: 04/05/2006 19:00:44
On Wed, Apr 05, 2006 at 09:32:03PM +0300, mihai.chelaru wrote:
> "Charles M. Hannum" <mycroft@MIT.EDU> wrote in message
> > On Thu, Mar 30, 2006 at 12:45:49PM -0800, Marc Tooley wrote:
> > > I have a Tyan Thunder K8W 2885 w/ 8GB RAM and an LSI MegaRAID 300-8X.
> > > The MB is populated with two Opteron 246's.
> > I was consistently disappointed with the performance of the 300-8X. The
> > 3ware 9550SX, OTOH, is *REALLY* nice. Unfortunately, the driver hasn't
> > been (publicly) ported.
> I have here an Intel SRCS28X with LSI chipset. Write performace is very poor
> - max. 5MB/s reported by bonnie. It's a RAID5 composed of 5* 250 GB SATA and
> a spare. This is how it gets detected:
That is, in fact, a rebranded 300-8X. As I said, I have no love for
it. I highly recommend getting a 3ware instead.