[CentOS] 8-15 TB storage: any recommendations?

Chan Chung Hang Christopher christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Tue Jan 12 12:11:16 UTC 2010


>> Which is why I specifically said 'performance wise' as respects 3ware. I
>> don't remember anything bad about 3ware stability wise or monitoring wise.
> 
> Is that supposed to be a joke? 3ware has certainly had their fair share of 
> stability problems (drive time-outs, bbu-problems, inconsistent 
> behaviour, ...) and monitoring wise they suck (imho). Do you like tw_cli? 
> Enjoying the fact that "show diag" gives you a cyclic text buffer without 
> references? etc.

Oh, I did not hear of those and my last experience with 3ware was up to 
the 95xx series. I did hear of horror stories of Mylex but I myself 
never got to see one of those where the raid configuration would 
completely disappear. Most of my experience with 3ware is with the 75xx 
and 85xx cards which are only good for raid1+0 unless you can afford the 
major performance hit with raid5.

> 
> ...that said, it's not much worse than the competetion, storage simply 
> sucks ;-(

So you are saying people dole out huge amounts of money for rubbish? 
That the software raid people were and have always been right?


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