Hopefully, if you can get a replacement controller, you might still be able to recover the array. When I discuss with my customers how their arrays have been operating a year to 3 years after the initial install, they have always reported that only a disk or two has failed. A relevant section from the manual: Therefore, I don’t need to wear a seatbelt, right? I have been searching, but I cannot find a spec sheet that lists the card’s maximum single drive capacity supported. Please don’t suggest “ease” as an excuse for bad practices. Thanks, but no, I’d never end up doing anything meaningful with it, even if I could dig up appropriate cabling.
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Sign up using Email and Password. You’ll get unpredictable performance as the blocks are ready from the different disks with different caches.
Wed Oct 20, 4: But seriously, now, my point is to avoid giving people advice that’s commonly understood to be bad. That’s kind of the idea. So, I configured the 3ware card for hardware raid 5, TB. This is not the age of SCSI busses where you had incompatible firmware on different drives on the same bus and you’d get lockups if you mixed them. You’ve both provided good advice in helping me through this process.
Phones by Shara Tibken Dec 6, You are flashing the BIOS on the card with no drives attached aren’t you?
Environmental Parameters Min Operating Temperature. But I don’t get paid to sit on my rear and take it easy. As far as it not working, just make sure you buy it from a place with a good return policy. I was just trying to work in within my budget and make what I had work I’m installing freenas 3warr.
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Post as a guest Name. I’m guessing will cause some problems later on down the road? Status Not open for further replies. Try throwing the old chips in, just for kicks to see what happens?
I’d like to end up around 3wade.
I would have thought that the user would pull the drive, look at the manufacturer’s name, go to their web site, and fill out an RMA request. Now, if you’re small, they may simply choose to ignore your business if you insist on heterogeneous storage.
For a FreeNAS deployment, the majority of users are free to pick and choose their hardware. Major array vendors stand to lose not only money, but consumer confidence if their arrays are constantly losing customer data as your opinion would suggest since they’re using disks from a single run. I do see your point regarding the mean-time-to-failure of sequentially factory built disks being 3wre, but that’s what parity and hot spares are for.
Or perhaps I’m uninformed, Network Appliance’s uninformed, Google’s uninformed, FreeNAS users are uninformed, and you’re here to enlighten us as to how our ways are stupid and we’re wrong to buy a mix of drives so that it’s easier 3wwre us to.
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Mobile by Shara Tibken Dec 6, I’m still working the problem. I’ve pulled and reseated all the SATA power and data cables, too. Be sure to mark your own answer as accepted!
I got the “Complete 9. I called 3ware, they said the firmware is the latest there is.
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Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. I think if I keep 9500 ZFS volume on its own controller, things will be fine. The competition then began Ars Praefectus et Subscriptor.