Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › RAID Controllers and Software › PERC 5/i RAID Card: Tips and Benchmarks
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

PERC 5/i RAID Card: Tips and Benchmarks - Page 381

post #3801 of 7172
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_beast View Post
You should be able to directly from a 2-disk RAID1 to a 3-disk RAID5 or 4-disk RAID6 (or more disks - but they are the minimum numbers supported for each RAID level. Always thought it was a shame you can't do a 3-disk RAID6 though...).

I will ask around & try and nail down the model of Hitachi drives for you - I'm not using them, so don't know off the top of my head...
Thank you very much for your help !
bubulle_b0x
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5300 Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H 2 Go DDR2-800 CL6 250Go ES.2 - PERC 6/i : 8*1To 7200.12 (RAID6) 
Optical DriveOSPowerCase
Optiarc AD-7240S Windows 7 Corsair CX400 Cooler Master Elite 310 
  hide details  
Reply
bubulle_b0x
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5300 Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H 2 Go DDR2-800 CL6 250Go ES.2 - PERC 6/i : 8*1To 7200.12 (RAID6) 
Optical DriveOSPowerCase
Optiarc AD-7240S Windows 7 Corsair CX400 Cooler Master Elite 310 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3802 of 7172
So what drives are recommended with the 5/i? I was hoping to use the wd 1tb black, as the 5yr warranty really appeals to me. Though with these tler problems ive been reading about, im not sure now. What about having 3 x 1tb, and a hot spare, so if it drops, then it rebuilds on the spare automattically, then reintroduce the "failed" drive back in? Or would you guys recommend a differant drive? Im in Canada and the following are my options that are on sale right now at ncix.

Hitachi deskstar 2tb 32mb cache $169
hitachi deskstar 7k1000.C 1tb $87
Seagate 7200.11 1.5tb 120$
seagate 7200.12 1tb 90$
seagate LP 2tb 189$
WD black 1tb 95$


How are the seagate "LP" drives? Im going to be using this for filestorage in the order of several TB and would like room for growth. Also power consumption is important, and speed is nice, though not a requirement. Also what about samsung?
Edited by odis172 - 1/4/10 at 10:50pm
post #3803 of 7172
first ever "official" review of perc?
http://www.overclockers.com/dell-per...ut-benchmarks/
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Asus P5q pro club3d 4850 oc edition G.Skill 4GB DDR2900 PI Black 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Perc 5/i - HD103UJx4 RAID5 + SSD INTEL 80GB ASUS 2014L1T win 7 Dell 2709W 
PowerCase
VX450W Antec P180 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Asus P5q pro club3d 4850 oc edition G.Skill 4GB DDR2900 PI Black 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Perc 5/i - HD103UJx4 RAID5 + SSD INTEL 80GB ASUS 2014L1T win 7 Dell 2709W 
PowerCase
VX450W Antec P180 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3804 of 7172
Quote:
Originally Posted by iakovl View Post
first ever "official" review of perc?
http://www.overclockers.com/dell-per...ut-benchmarks/
Thanks for the link ! Will read it right now !
bubulle_b0x
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5300 Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H 2 Go DDR2-800 CL6 250Go ES.2 - PERC 6/i : 8*1To 7200.12 (RAID6) 
Optical DriveOSPowerCase
Optiarc AD-7240S Windows 7 Corsair CX400 Cooler Master Elite 310 
  hide details  
Reply
bubulle_b0x
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5300 Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H 2 Go DDR2-800 CL6 250Go ES.2 - PERC 6/i : 8*1To 7200.12 (RAID6) 
Optical DriveOSPowerCase
Optiarc AD-7240S Windows 7 Corsair CX400 Cooler Master Elite 310 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3805 of 7172
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by odis172 View Post
So what drives are recommended with the 5/i? I was hoping to use the wd 1tb black, as the 5yr warranty really appeals to me. Though with these tler problems ive been reading about, im not sure now. What about having 3 x 1tb, and a hot spare, so if it drops, then it rebuilds on the spare automattically, then reintroduce the "failed" drive back in? Or would you guys recommend a differant drive? Im in Canada and the following are my options that are on sale right now at ncix.

Hitachi deskstar 2tb 32mb cache $169
hitachi deskstar 7k1000.C 1tb $87
Seagate 7200.11 1.5tb 120$
seagate 7200.12 1tb 90$
seagate LP 2tb 189$
WD black 1tb 95$


How are the seagate "LP" drives? Im going to be using this for filestorage in the order of several TB and would like room for growth. Also power consumption is important, and speed is nice, though not a requirement. Also what about samsung?
Be wary of the LP or Green drives. Some (not all) go to a low power state or spin down after a certain amount of time. They can drop out of the array when this occurs,.
Once again...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
Once again...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3806 of 7172
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Be wary of the LP or Green drives. Some (not all) go to a low power state or spin down after a certain amount of time. They can drop out of the array when this occurs,.
Thank you for these details : indeed, i only wanted 7200rpm drives but hadn't any argument to explain my choice

Now, i've one : thank you
bubulle_b0x
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5300 Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H 2 Go DDR2-800 CL6 250Go ES.2 - PERC 6/i : 8*1To 7200.12 (RAID6) 
Optical DriveOSPowerCase
Optiarc AD-7240S Windows 7 Corsair CX400 Cooler Master Elite 310 
  hide details  
Reply
bubulle_b0x
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5300 Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H 2 Go DDR2-800 CL6 250Go ES.2 - PERC 6/i : 8*1To 7200.12 (RAID6) 
Optical DriveOSPowerCase
Optiarc AD-7240S Windows 7 Corsair CX400 Cooler Master Elite 310 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3807 of 7172
Quote:
One of the major flaws of creating a RAID 5 array is that it will take over 8 hours to complete, and around 3-4 days for the RAID 10/50 to finalize.
I read that in the review of the PERC 5/i. First off, is that realistic? If I am creating a 2.32TB RAID 5 array with 5 drives and a PERC 6/i with fast init, shouldn't it be mostly instant?

Otherwise it was a well thought out and good review. Glad someone took the time to do it. GJ
Edited by GregOP83 - 1/5/10 at 2:51pm
post #3808 of 7172
Quote:
Originally Posted by GregOP83 View Post
I read that in the review of the PERC 5/i. First off, is that realistic? If I am creating a 2.32TB RAID 5 array with 5 drives and a PERC 6/i with fast init, shouldn't it be mostly instant?
RAID 5 should never take "days" to complete... that's just...

I had a PERC 5/i with a RAID 5 array on it, I literally went to set up the array, grabbed 2 hot pockets, came back and it was done.

Even the older PERC 4 cards I have in my PE2800 don't take that long to set up an array on.
Test Bed
(24 items)
 
TTTbox
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570K  Biostar TZ774XE Power Color AX5770 1GB 4x4GB 1866Mhz 9-10-9-27-2T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Western Digital Green 2TB Samsung Spinpoint M4 500GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X-25M G2 80GB Lite-On BluRay Drive Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2212HM Deck Legend Frost Tactile Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Custom Acrylic Test Bed 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Cooler Master Storm Tactics FPS Beyer Dynamics DT-990 600ohm Samson MediaOne 3A 
AudioAudioOtherOther
FiiO E09k QOGIR FiiO E17 ALPEN Microsoft Lifecam Studio Blue Yeti Pro Microphone 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10-A5800K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Radeon HD7770 1GB 2x8GB 1866mhz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2TB 5400 RPM  24x DVD Drive Noctua L9A 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 32" IPS TV Logitech K400 Seasonic G360 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Logitech K400 Trackpad Custom 2.1 Home Theater Setup 
  hide details  
Reply
Test Bed
(24 items)
 
TTTbox
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570K  Biostar TZ774XE Power Color AX5770 1GB 4x4GB 1866Mhz 9-10-9-27-2T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Western Digital Green 2TB Samsung Spinpoint M4 500GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X-25M G2 80GB Lite-On BluRay Drive Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2212HM Deck Legend Frost Tactile Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Custom Acrylic Test Bed 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Cooler Master Storm Tactics FPS Beyer Dynamics DT-990 600ohm Samson MediaOne 3A 
AudioAudioOtherOther
FiiO E09k QOGIR FiiO E17 ALPEN Microsoft Lifecam Studio Blue Yeti Pro Microphone 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10-A5800K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Radeon HD7770 1GB 2x8GB 1866mhz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2TB 5400 RPM  24x DVD Drive Noctua L9A 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 32" IPS TV Logitech K400 Seasonic G360 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Logitech K400 Trackpad Custom 2.1 Home Theater Setup 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3809 of 7172
RAID initialization is performed in the background on the PERC cards. It can take a good deal of time to complete. My 2.7TB array took about 12 hours I believe.

But I was able to start using the array immediately after creation (a couple of seconds for windows to quick format and I was on my way transferring data).

The full RAID initialization happens in the background, though. Check your MSM logs and you'll see where the VD Init starts and finishes, and you can see how long it took.
Edited by DJZeratul - 1/5/10 at 3:55pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 970 ASUS P6T Deluxe eVGA GTX 680 6x4GB Kingston Hyper X DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Boot R0: 2x256GB Corsair SSD; Scratch R0: 3x750GB Samsung 22x LightScribe DVD+/-DL [SATA] Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Dell 2407FPWx2 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Antec TruPower Q 1KW Custom Fabricated 18" cube (Mountain Mods UFO) Logitech G9 Laser 
Mouse Pad
Faux Woodgrain (My Desk) 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 970 ASUS P6T Deluxe eVGA GTX 680 6x4GB Kingston Hyper X DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Boot R0: 2x256GB Corsair SSD; Scratch R0: 3x750GB Samsung 22x LightScribe DVD+/-DL [SATA] Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Dell 2407FPWx2 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Antec TruPower Q 1KW Custom Fabricated 18" cube (Mountain Mods UFO) Logitech G9 Laser 
Mouse Pad
Faux Woodgrain (My Desk) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3810 of 7172
Yeah that was the step that, once started, my PERC 6/i I returned was freezing. Hopefully the one I get from Borito will work fine, I imagine it will. I have a SAS 6/iR that I need to return and it does raid 0,1,1E just fine with all 5 drives.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: RAID Controllers and Software
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › RAID Controllers and Software › PERC 5/i RAID Card: Tips and Benchmarks