[rescue] FS (historical?) PPro 180 or 200, with VRM

velociraptor velociraptor at gmail.com
Sun Apr 9 21:41:01 CDT 2006

On 4/9/06, Charles Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com> wrote:
> Sun, 09 Apr 2006 @ 15:13 -0400, Nick B. said:
> > Got a link to said list?  I know they had some problems with their raid-5
> > chips in the past.
> I think there should be archives of all of the FreeBSD and NetBSD
> mailing lists that covered discussions about 3ware RAID development.
> That's where I read some bitching about 3ware and other cards that are
> just broken.
> If you don't find it on Google, then the gmane archives should have what
> you need.

I have an Escalade 8506- which currently has 3 ATA-133 (Samsung 200GB)
attached to it via SATA-IDE converters in a RAID 5 configuration.  I'm
somewhat disappointed with the write performance of it, but given the
low cost, I can't really complain all that much.

I should go read up in their KB regarding any non-destructive tuning I
can do.  In the meantime, I mitigate it somewhat by splitting my disk
I/O load partially over to the boot mirror (two 200GB Seagates, using
the Promise Lite on the mobo)--I mainly see the problem when
downloading multiple large files or doing a lot of random reads with
sustained writes.


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