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Re: 3ware vs Areca

From: Francisco Reyes <lists(at)stringsutils(dot)com>
To: Jeffrey Baker <jwbaker(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Greg Smith <gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com>, Jeff <threshar(at)threshar(dot)is-a-geek(dot)com>, Pgsql performance <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: 3ware vs Areca
Date: 2008-07-19 01:39:55
Message-ID: cone.1216431595.291323.79328.1000@zoraida.natserv.net (view raw or flat)
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Jeffrey Baker writes:

> Their firmware is, frankly, garbage.  In more than one instance we
> have had the card panic when a disk fails, which is obviously counter
> to the entire purpose of a RAID.

I have had simmilar problems with 3ware 9550 and 9650 cards.
Undre FreeBSD I have seen constant crashes under heavy loads.
Used to think it was just FreeBSD, but saw a thread on StorageReview where 
the same was happening under Linux.

> controllers from our database server and replaced them with HP P800s.

How is that working out?
Which RAID level? SAS/SATA? 

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