For a home grown setup, it sounds ok.
8 disks on a controller might be too many... depends. Obviously, a LOT of standalone subystems have FAR fewer controllers.
I would think you'd get some pretty nice numbers off of it. Would you consider getting yourself setup on the Phoronix Test Suite (run the disk benchmark)? I wouldn't also mind seeing some bonnie++ benchmarks (make sure you include the version you used).
Your RAID 10.... how did you create that? Is that somehow coordinated using the 3ware RAID driver only.... or combination of 3ware RAID level plus Linux md? Just curious.
Also... (just thinking out loud)... this box might want more memory. Again, it depends on how/what the storage is being used for. For example, if this were to become a NAS box on a 10Gbit network, performance could go way up with more memory. Post some benchies... would love to see them.
Oh.. have you simulated a drive failure yet? A multi-drive RAID 10 failure? I think those are good tests.... just to make sure you really have a workable RAID10 on your hands.
Fabricio Archanjo ---10/21/2010 12:30:40 AM---Hey all, I've made a storage by myself.
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Date: 10/21/2010 12:30 AM
Subject: [linux-lvm] Raid 10 and LVM stripe
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