This turned out to be case. I can point to numerous discussions of this. Since the thing runs 24×7, I thought I’d save some power. May 16, Posts: We adopted the ‘s in late when support in FreeBSD was still very sketchy, 6.

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I’ll try a firmware update anyway and report back.

3ware S-8 RAID controller failure? Uh-oh. – Ars Technica OpenForum

So, I configured the 3ware card for hardware raid 3wars, TB. Even if you don’t, it isn’t that unusual to find that your storage vendor was decent enough to use drives sourced from two or more batches in building your array, which would appear to be tacit acknowledgment that using all one drive from a 3warf batch is a really bad idea.

You are flashing the BIOS on the card with no drives attached aren’t you? Try throwing the old chips in, just for kicks to see what happens? That is what these technologies are for and they work excellently in data protection.

Another resource I found here explains the limit is caused by bit LBA. Jan 6, Posts: I’m doing ZFS and it works well, but I need 4 more ports. Post as a guest Name.


Have you updated all the firmware for your system? Wow, makes me feel old. Obvisously not enough ram to run ZFS.

I’d like to 3wxre up around 10TB. Don’t cut the cord on cable like a rookie The 3: Phones by Jessica Dolcourt Dec 5, 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.

Environmental Parameters Min Operating Temperature. Now, if you’re small, they may simply choose to ignore your business if you insist on heterogeneous storage. If I don’t like it, I’ll go back to the phenom II motherboard and cpu.

Upgraded back to firmware 2. System Requirements OS Required. Status Not open for further replies. I have 5 seagate 2 TB drives.

AMCC 3ware 9500s-12 12 Ports SATA RAID Controller

Thanks for the help, 3warf. May 16, Posts: There is an firmware update for the SE controller v4. Yup, looks like it’s time to hit eBay. 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.


We run a lot of traffic through ‘s though. But I don’t get paid to sit on my rear and take it easy. It’s that same sort of thing.

capacity – Can a 3ware S-4LP controller use 3TB drives? – Server Fault

We break it down. I’m well known as the primary developer behind Diablo, the Usenet news package used by numerous service providers, who compete with each other on how many petabytes of storage they currently offer. Try pulling the drives and updating BIOS on the 3ware. Joined May 29, Messages 11, Thanks 3wware, Phones by Shara Tibken Dec 5,