As I mentioned in the 10TB
post went for 2TB disks, hitachi looks
to make some non raid disks many hardware raid power users like
The package from Hitachi, the best I've seen:
Two of them came DOA. I returned them, and returned DOA again, due to lack of care in packaging. I'm still waiting my 2 left disks.
Asus P7F-C/SAS (3420)
Intel i5 750
2GB Kingston @ 667
LSI 9750SA + BBUi7
Performance of a RAID6
(write cache enabled) of 7 disks:
Reading from TX4650 (raid5 3TB) to the LSI 9750SA (raid6):
I forgot!All numbers are with writecache on, rebuild/migrate and verify at full priority (Vs IO) (<-- lowest performance), Adaptative, Intelligent read cache, queueing, storsave: balance.
I highly recommend the 9750, but the managing software is quite confusing, promise software is better, but given his support: drivers/firmware (it took 3 years to make 4650 work properly), email/callcenters(
) I can't recommend their products (I've had some).