My personal go to is Debian, but CentOS is reliable too. Oct 25, 4. You would gain some capacity over your raid10 with a small performance hit, but it’s a trade off that, for run of the mill stuff, would be worth it imo I only ever use HW based raid when there is some obvious hardware limitation that requires disk control be handed off to something more able. English Japanese Chinese Simplified. Intel Architecture Day. ColPanic , Jul 11,

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ColPanicJul 11, To request a new product feature or to provide feedback on a VMware product, please visit the Request a Product Feature page. Make sure essxi something with real power loss protection, which will be critical to your Datastore in the event of sudden power loss, and over provision it like crazy.

Oct 24, 3. Actions Copy To Clipboard copy external link to clipboard copied! Do you already have eaxi account? This article resolved my issue. Your name or email address: Dec 4, 5. I would like to increase capacity and hope to also increase performance. Samsung consumer drives suck at sustained synchronous write workloads.


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Share This Page Tweet. Apr 27, Last Updated: If you use a couple of mirrored SSD’s for your Datastore, that would be the simpler option. Copy To Clipboard copy external link to clipboard copied!

I would say for the most part, unless you are doing something that needs crazy high performance, that you stick your 8 WD’s in a Raidz2.

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Sorry for necro-posting but I figured someone else might run across this thread later. Also, unless you want or need all the bells and whistles that a full blown NAS gives you, I would just go the ZoL route and use whatever your favourite distro happens to be.

You can also add the –no-sig-check option to the command, that’d get around a driver being unsigned. Discussion in ‘ Virtualized Computing ‘ started by afterlifeOct 23, Yes, my password is: ColPanicJul 10, I can get the PCIe device ‘passed thru’ as it were wsxi I can see it in Linux Debian x64 but -and heres the kicker- I can’t see my array!

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Read about how we use cookies and how you can control them here. No, create an account now. Feb 14, Messages: I have this up and running with a few drives and 32gb ram given to freenas but after a little testing I started esxu the sync vs no sync and ZIL rabbit holes which has me wondering if I’m better off sticking with the Areca old school HW RAID.


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Once that finishes I’ll try and figure out why it’s so slow with sync on. I know that a consumer ssd isn’t ideal, but as you say, I should still be able to saturate a single gig connection.

Related Resources To interact with this component, access the Preview mode. I have it running with sync off now while I copy the 8TB of data from the old server. Hi Guys, Long time lurker first time poster: English Japanese Chinese Simplified. This article helped but additional information was required to resolve wsxi issue.

Any idea why this might be happening?