By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service , privacy policy and cookie policy , and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. The S series supports up to 3 TB per controller and offers a number of new features that compare favorably with SCSI controllers, including: Page 64 – Installing the Driver on a System that B I haven’t quite figured out why yet. Even on a single drive, there’s an improvement by using xfs, on this particular setup of benchmarks. My first couple of lines got eaten by screen, but here’s the results when that disk verify was done.

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I haven’t quite figured out why yet. Some linux tools are available on a CD included with the controller. Command-line utilities are packaged for Debian as dpt-i2o-raidutils. I haven’t tuned lknux machine at all, it’s still being tested before being put into service, so I’ll check that and play with the settings, same as you have.

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Tips On Working With 3Ware RAID Controllers

The S series supports up to 3 TB per controller and offers a number of new features that compare favorably with SCSI controllers, including MB of ECC cache upgradeable to 1 GBvariable stripe size for performance tuning, backup of firmware for recovery after failed upgrades, staggered drive spin-up to reduce power requirements on startup, support for battery backup of cache, and e-mail notification of alerts via the management utility.


If the name changes between kernel versions, remember to include information in the detailed information section. Should I move the raid to a new system or is there a way to get the 3ware drivers back into the kernel, or has something else gone wrong?

The ‘sg’ module must be loaded for it to work, the cli program segfaults without it. This is the next logical step for me. RAID status can be obtained via the mpt-status tool. Posted January 16, I had some problems with Adaptec SA. Still, those results are pretty good, you have a decent PCI implementation on that board.

Don’t have an account? Obtain the 3ware driver for Linux from one of these two sources:. I’ll report back when I have a full set of tests, and when I do some tuning. Instead it crashed my entire machine. Still, meg per second 3eare and meg per second writes on ext3, in the middle of a verify 9500d is impressive.


You can check the status and other things using the sas2ircu utiliity. It is recommended that you use the drivers from the. I’ve contacted 3ware and they told me that I can swap out the for a and my.

Searching our resource database to find your matches Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Processor cache size set to Kbytes. Device name unknown PCI: Now I can test the single gig drive.

Thanks for the info.

Just out of curiosity, are you testing after enabling lknux or before? From the symptoms I gather the drivers got lost or corrupt or maybe the controller has gone bad in some minor way? I know the data has some value to them but whether it’s worth the cost to try to recover remains to be seen.

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Which topic are you interested in? This is a must when maintaining a lot of machines using for instance a serial line console. Posted January 17, Email Required, but never shown.