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. I’ve learned from both of you and I’m making progress and moving forward. Many of them cannot afford to be building excessive amounts of backup and redundancy into their systems, and have come to FreeNAS in order to protect their data with ZFS. So here are the facts. I took the s out, and started experimenting with ZFS using the 4 sata ports on the motherboard. Now, if you’re small, they may simply choose to ignore your business if you insist on heterogeneous storage. No, create an account now.

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I have a “combative attitude”? I’m well known in the FreeBSD community for disk related stuff.

For a FreeNAS deployment, the majority of users are free to pick and choose their hardware. No, create an account now.

3ware 9500s -12

So I tried a couple of things, got some advice and learned some things. But seriously, now, 9500z point is to avoid giving people advice that’s commonly understood to be bad.

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 did try rolling back to OF 2.


I’m just really disappointed at the issues that I’ve had with the s, I just really liked 3ware stuff and never had problems in the past. I get paid for results. Mixing any of these types is not considered best practice. 3waer, makes me feel old. Sign up using Facebook. Some of 3wqre guys are buying drive chassis like the Norco, and at that point, it’s definitely worth looking at doing anything and everything you can to protect your data.

Post as a guest Name. I just checked, and I’m running the latest motherboard bios version. I’m installing freenas 8. Obvisously not enough ram to run ZFS.

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.

raid – 3Ware S – Do spare disks spin when not used – Server Fault

Maybe, if you find yourself on the side of being wrong. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Create a zfs array consisting of 4 drives on one controller, and create a second consisting of 4 drives on another controller.

But I don’t get paid to sit on my rear and take it easy. The ‘s used to work really nicely with FreeBSD. I have 5 seagate 2 TB drives. Thanks for the tip.

3ware S Specs – CNET

I wouldn’t build a software array from disks connected to various controllers. You’ve both provided good advice in helping me through this process. Or look 3waare the ZFS references to it. Yes, when you purchase an enterprise array and you allow the vendor to define what gets put into it, that’s what you get.

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While it is very unlikely that a user who has a small quantity of drives in RAIDZ2 will lose enough drives to render the pool useless, the fact of the matter is that you can reduce that risk further through careful selection of hardware. So, I configured the 3ware card for hardware raid 5, TB.

The Google study showed a REALLY impressive correlation for drives from 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. This is a simple thing to do to encourage reliability and availability. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.