[CentOS] 3ware 9550 series

Will Dinkel wdinkel at teamhpc.com
Fri Mar 3 15:51:16 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-03-03 at 09:27, Jim Perrin wrote:
> On 3/3/06, David Thompson <thomas at cs.wisc.edu> wrote:
> >
> > Anyone have any experience with these products yet?  We've got one in for
> > eval, but I thought I'd also ask for experiences here...
> I've been using mine (9550sx 4 port) for about 2 months now, and it's
> been great. I've got two arrays on it right now, one raid1 and one
> raid0, both running very happily. The default centos 3ware drivers
> don't work with it yet. I'm not sure if this changes in update 3 (due
> soon) or not. Rebuilding the 3ware drivers for centos are trivial, and
> 3ware is hosting community provided driver disks and such on their
> site. Basically for the money, I'm quite happy with it.

I'll second that.  We've been using the 9550sx 4/8/12 port cards in a
good number machines with positive results.  If using RAID5 you need to
be picky about what SATA drives you use.  WD desktop drives are known to
cause timeouts.  Use the RAID edition drives instead. 

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