For a FreeNAS deployment, the majority of users are free to pick and choose their hardware. I’ll try a firmware update anyway and report back. I get paid to make sure things work the way they’re supposed to, and a storage system is supposed to be reliable and available. I can point to numerous discussions of this. There is an firmware update for the SE controller v4. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. I also ordered another non-raid sata controller so I can add more drives.
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The Google study showed a REALLY impressive correlation for drives 33ware certain batches failing in groups; you can of course ignore that and you’re probably okay, unless you happen upon one of those bad batches, in which case you are totally screwed. But I don’t get paid to sit on my rear and take it easy.
3ware 9500S-8 RAID controller failure? Uh-oh.
Please don’t suggest “ease” as an excuse for bad practices. May 16, Posts: I mean, the number of times my life has been saved by a seatbelt in my car is zero.
It is quite common for 3TB drives to show up as GB on a controller which does not support drives greater than 2. Wed Oct 20, 4: But big customers can and do do it. I have 5 seagate 2 TB drives.
Venetia et Histria Registered: Ars Praefectus et Subscriptor. I called 3ware, they said the firmware is the latest there is.
Isn’t that an improvement? I’m gonna 3ward with this for a while, and it it works, I’ll four add more drives all the same size, but from a single vendor and create a second array and another UFS volume. That is simply how it is in the industry and you can’t get around it. This helps the backend to know this question is resolved even if you answered it yourself. Maybe, if you find yourself on the side of being wrong.
You may also want to refer to Knowledgease articleat http: A kind Arsian gave me a really good price on a gently used SML.
3ware S – storage controller (RAID) – SATA Gb/s – PCI 64/66 MHz Overview – CNET
Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Thread starter dave 58ghz. AaronCopley Oh, I thought I did.
It makes it worlds easier to support when no matter what bay the drive that fails comes from, there’s the same number to call for a replacement. Talked to 3ware support and they basically said, “dead card”.
windows 7 install will not detect drivers for 3ware S-4LP RAID – Microsoft Community
Try throwing the old chips in, just for kicks to see what happens? Therefore, I don’t need to wear a seatbelt, right? However after fighting the s card, I gave up, did some reading and decided on ZFS Raid-z2 I tried using the smi as jbod, but I still get the error on boot and freenas quits loading.
You can likely survive just fine buying homogeneous arrays of matched drives. I use 3TB disc’s with Ubuntu I can point to numerous discussions of this. Have 5900 updated all the firmware for your system? Anyone have anythoughts on this?
windows 7 install will not detect drivers for 3ware 9500S-4LP RAID Controller
Status Not open for further replies. I think you’ve grossly read into that statement. I’ve been doing this big storage stuff like forever. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.