[CentOS] 8-15 TB storage: any recommendations?
christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Tue Jan 12 04:35:05 UTC 2010
Keith Keller wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 08:07:17AM +0800, Christopher Chan wrote:
>> I see that the Areca driver has finally made it into the mainline Linux
>> kernel. But I wonder how things have improved from this particular case.
> I can't speak to this, except to point out that it is almost 18 months
> old, which is quite a long time in kernel development space.
Which is why I am asking.
> With the right incantation, one can call smartctl directly on a drive
> connected to a 3ware controller, no matter what kind of array it is in.
> (I believe you can even call it on a drive assigned as a hot spare.)
Which is why I specifically said 'performance wise' as respects 3ware. I
don't remember anything bad about 3ware stability wise or monitoring wise.
>> Any comments? With 3ware lately not looking so good from comments I have
>> heard on the list over the past few years performance wise, I wonder how
>> Adaptec and Areca look now?
> I've run an exclusively 3ware shop since I ditched my last aacraid
> machines a few years back. But with all their issues, I am definitely
> considering trying Areca on my next server that's not planned to be
> immediately mission-critical. (I wouldn't switch back to Adaptec unless
> I knew their interface tools, and especially their cli, had improved
> dramatically; the aaccli/afacli interfaces were simply atrocious.)
What issues are you having with 3ware?
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