I went from an 8 * 2TB RAID10 array on a Perc 6i to a 6 * 3TB RAIDz2 volume. Yes I knew there was going to be a write hit with the two parity drives I just didn't expect it to be this bad. I think I'm starting to realize first hand how much better performance is with RAID10 over parity RAID. I only went RAIDz2 because I wanted more space and didn't think the performance hit would be THIS bad. I have 4 more 3TB WD Reds in my possession though so I'm thinking of just going to a 8 * 2TB RAID10 setup. I'm just debating which OS to use. I want something that will fit on my 16GB USB Flash boot drive.
Edited by PuffinMyLye - 11/22/13 at 4:55pm