New server build /w LSI 9265 RAID5 benchmark

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  1. rainwulf

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    This... ZFS. No more raid cards for me! I started to lose data to NTFS bitrot and thought "hell noooooo"

    I push freenas onto anyone who will listen. After experiencing bitrot first hand over a period of a few months, i knew stuff had to change. I dont trust any storage at all apart from a ZFS array. Even a single drive i treat as disposable storage without at least 3 backups.
     
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  2. ktmrida

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    Hi,

    How much was the motherboard and CPU

    having no luck on prebuilt servers and will now look to build a notso power hungry esxi / file server

    thanks
     
  3. rainwulf

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    I would start a new thread for this.

    You have many options depending on your budget.
     
  4. Renza

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    A week? I just rebuilt my array (10x 3tb drives in RAID6) using the slower 9260-4i controller. Swapped out a drive that was reallocating bad blocks and causing poor performance. Took 14 hours 55 minutes, so rebuilding an array with 6tb drives should be around twice that.

    (That said, it took me 10 days to expand my array from 9 drives to 10).
     
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    Its a tunable thing. Some controllers are pretty conservative to BAU requests by default.
     
  6. Annihilator69

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    Yeah just got two of these drive, they are awesome as.
    I went to the Toshiba warranty site and they came up with 5 Year warranty.
    I'm shitty now that I didn't buy more LOL.

    I'm pretty sure the dude will get more stock in a few days though.

    They didn't seem loud to me?
    I can hear them spin as in the hum etc, but they didn't really seem much noiser then a 1.5TB WG Green that I had.

    I even tested it in a caddy in a quiet room and it wasn't bad at all.

    In fact there was zero seek noise on the Toshiba's and the seek noise on the WG Green was terrible!, The Green was from 2009 so I guess things have improved since then.
     
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    More drives back in stock. Just ordered two.
     
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    Danthemanz

    Danthemanz Old School Admin

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    Drives are out of stock again, ive bought 7 so far for various things but i want more!
    I messaged them and they seemed to think they would be getting another batch, though they werent sure when.

    In other new the server is going strong, just havent had any time to play with it.
     
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    But it's very easy to exceed 1G so 10G has its benefits.
     
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    Which i I guess is why 2.5G is somewhat desirable - but it pretty much has to be at 1G PHY costs - both switching and nic. Because otherwise, why bother? just go for 10 and be done with it.
     
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    Danthemanz

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    Yeah it will be great in a few years when 2.5 or even 5g chipsets are standard in consumer gear, wont cost much more than 1g now.
    Until then, 10g enterprise gear it is, ebay is very useful in keeping costs down for home setups.
    I managed to pickup an intel X520 dual port card with two SPFs for $110 on ebay...
     
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    Just need a cheap 10g switch!
     
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    yeah, i ended up getting the TPLink (yuk, i know) 24 port with 4 x SFP+ for like $500 new.
    Its fanless and actually has quite a few nice smart features.
    The other option was a 28 port D-link for a little more but apparently its a little noisy.
     

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