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Re: [linux-lvm] System Suggestions

On Wed, 6 Mar 2002, at 7:40pm, Petro wrote:
> We have 10 of the 3ware cards, and while the drive is GPLd and in the
> kernel, we have not been satisfied with the stability of the system

  Can you elaborate?  We have a few 3Ware cards in production, and so far,
they have been rock solid.  <knock on wood>

> We haven't had a chance yet to qual the latest firmware, etc.

  We found upgrading the firmware on our 3Ware cards, and using the latest
driver, helped some.

> ... but we went with dumb IDE expansion cards (we're only using 4 ide
> drives per system) and we're getting better speed (RAID0 or 1+0 depending)
> than we were off the 3ware card.

  Which model?  I am told the 7000 series is significantly faster than the
6000 series.  We only have a few 6200's for simple RAID1, so we don't really
care, but it sounds like you might.

Ben Scott <bscott ntisys com>
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