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The 6/e is better than the 5/i (and 5/e). However, what is the configuration of the 5/e+6e internally? Is caching and read-ahead enabled within the MD1000?
Hrm i have not idea of the configuration, I will have to look into it.
Thx for the insight, i am sure i will have more question.
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here is a pdf from dell that shows the MD1000 perc 6 doing over 700MB/s in Raid 5.
http://www.dell.com/downloads/global...WP_WMD1120.pdf
Hrm i still dont know where our bottle neck is :/
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Can you try hooking up 8 drives individually without the backplane and see how fast it runs for you? I believe your bottleneck is actually your SATA backplane, not the card.
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Can you try hooking up 8 drives individually without the backplane and see how fast it runs for you? I believe your bottleneck is actually your SATA backplane, not the card.
Manyak, did you ever get your card working?
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Can you try hooking up 8 drives individually without the backplane and see how fast it runs for you? I believe your bottleneck is actually your SATA backplane, not the card.
This wasn't my project at work so i kinda want to stay out of it, but..... we already have data on it, not mission critical data, but 10TB of data none the less. So i would rather not try to pull that off LOL. However that pdf i linked earlier of the MD1000 shows it doing over 700MB/s, so i wouldn't think the backplane in it is the problem.
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Manyak, did you ever get your card working?
You know what, I'll do that right now.



@JustusIV: lol yeah um....don't touch that
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@JustusIV: lol yeah um....don't touch that
hehe, i am just stumped with what is going on, i don't really understand the chaining of raid cards and what not, so i am kinda confused. I should take my question to another thread to stay on topic.
Perc 5/e rules!!!!
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hehe, i am just stumped with what is going on, i don't really understand the chaining of raid cards and what not, so i am kinda confused. I should take my question to another thread to stay on topic.
Perc 5/e rules!!!!
Your bottleneck is probably some stupid setting someone forgot about. Or just a bad wiring job or something.
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So Duckie are you convinced this will work on any mobo with the pin mod?
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So Duckie are you convinced this will work on any mobo with the pin mod?
I cannot guarantee anything. However, all reports that I found say it works fine with NVIDIA chipsets. Almost all issues arise on Intel chipsets and those seem to be caused by that SMBus conflict.

The card is recommend if you are running RAID0 with 4+ HDD, RAID5, or if you want the better performance.

With the BBU, your data is safer than if you had a UPS.
Edited by DuckieHo - 8/7/08 at 8:07am
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