Would this be a good solution for cheap long-term storage using snapraid? I have the drives to populate it,
Any reason why there haven't been any sales on this for a while on ebay? Is there something better out in this price range?
THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPS RIGHT OVER THE LAZY DOG
the quick brown fox jumps right over the lazy dog
Also, isn't the word "right" redundant and unnecessary? All the letters are already contained in other words.
Normally, it is just "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"
Hah, sorry. CDM = Crystaldiskmark,
Like I said earlier, if you go under File/Test Data you can pick a more compressible data type to reach the speeds they claim.
I don't think those speeds are reachable with incompressible data.
I think you are the savior I was looking for.
*edit Seems like it still might work with freenas with some tweaking, or will work eventually. If not, I can just use another solution.
Either way, looks like a great card. Thanks again.
If I'm not too late, it does appear that the settings in CDM do have an effect on speeds.
I did a couple tests...for science...you monster.
If I use compressable data (0 or 1 fill) I hit the numbers they claim.
Here is the default setting of random data, close to yours.
It does appear that they at least added new options to CDM. Not sure what it defaulted to before, but if you go to File/Test Data, you can change to 0 fill and 1 fill(both should be more compressible).
Writing 5 GB to a drive, specially when you only have 4GB free, can wreak hell on garbage...
If you installed windows 7 on the ssd, it should have automatically aligned.
run msinfo32 by typing it into the search box on your start menu and hitting enter.
click on: components => storage => disks
Look for your SSD and check the partition starting offset.
It needs to be divisible by...
Thanks for the links. The site looks like it will be an interesting read in general.
According to a couple of reviews, the Intel SASUC8I doesn't support 3TB drives, but I am still researching the other cards mentioned, so I still have hope.
There are 1.5TB drivers available. You will just have to gut an external for them.
Make sure you can fit a 14mm drive.
*edit - Looks like it will fit in a MBP, if...
Looking for an HBA or RAID card.
3TB drive support
At least 2 SAS ports
FreeNAS and possibly Solaris support
Support for SAS Expander(HP,Intel, or equivalent)
Cheaper the better(as long as it is reliable).
Alternately, possibly a good i5 mobo with 6+ sata ports as a stopgap till...
It isn't just space. It chews up your drive fairly quickly.
I have my pagefile on my Agility and I am already down to ~60% health.
I'm not saying it is a bad idea, as I enjoy the performance benefit when I run out of memory. Just be prepared to add some wear and tear.
Can anyone point me in the direction of a good setup(just raid controller/expander) for hooking up 3TB drives? I just bought a batch of them and I'm trying to absorb all the information in these forums.
I keep thinking I have a good plan but then the cards either don't support 3TB or...