[nycbug-talk] File Backed Disks- Speed Issues
spork at bway.net
Thu Sep 28 23:25:04 EDT 2006
On Thu, 28 Sep 2006, Isaac Levy wrote:
> On Sep 28, 2006, at 4:16 PM, Charles Sprickman wrote:
>> For what it's worth, I've been punishing a 3Ware 9550-SX-12 for the past
>> few weeks, and it has pretty much made me a convert. Any new boxes we
>> build with hardware raid are getting these cards. They are beating the
>> snot out of our Adaptec ZCR cards, both in performance and management.
>> Things that would require reboots and visits to the BIOS config when using
>> Adaptec were handled quite smoothly. Punishment included yanking a bunch
>> of drives during a long bonnie run, rearranging the drives, yanking power
>> during drive rebuilds, etc. And being able to change stripe sizes without
>> wiping the array is a real plus.
>> Sorry for the marketing,
> Just to check, on FreeBSD Charles?
Yessir. 6.1 on an Opteron box and then a 4 port version running 6.1 on a
1U P4 box. The 4 port also screams. I started with two drives and when I
added two more speed nearly doubled (bonnie/pgbench). The web GUI is so
good I actually use it. :)
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