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Guys I cant disabled Write through, write back keeps getting forced off

There is an option in the MegaRAID Storage Manager that forces WB even without a battery missing or failure. Have you checked that box?


*EDIT*
meant WB not WT
Edited by JustusIV - 11/6/08 at 7:00pm
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post #572 of 7150
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Some benchmarks from my array.

Perc Setup = 4, or 5-300Gb SATA1 Maxtor 6L300S0 - Dell Perc controller in a x4 slot w/512Mb ddr2-3200 ECC

Motherboard = Gigabyte GA-965p-DQ6 w/ICH8r (4 drive per array MAX:swearing

All perc benches were with writeback, adaptive read-ahead, direct-io.

The ICH8r bench was with the controllers defaults.
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ICH8r 4xRAID0 128k (adapter's max)


Sadly I have my system running off of the ICH8r 4xRAID0+1 right now. I just bought a eVGA GTX280 SuperClocked, and if I start a game with the PERC controller and the new video card, my system will just power down, so for now I have the controller unplugged. I am going to order a 1000w single rail PSU in a couple weeks, then I'll have it setup 5xRAID0 1m. I don't care about data loss.
Did you enable Write Back caching?
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There is an option in the MegaRAID Storage Manager that forces WB even without a battery missing or failure. Have you checked that box?


*EDIT*
meant WB not WT
Yeah, I did but it keeps reverting back to original setting of using Write Through.... It won't stay on WB

Can bad drivers from this stuff make my computer constantly reboot? my computer refuses to stay on for very long and I cant pinpoint my problem just yet
Edited by XFreeRollerX - 11/6/08 at 10:49pm
    
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Just to make sure your on the correct page, the box actually needs to be unchecked to force it. Currently i have it checked because i don't want to use it. But if your having battery issues and want to force it, you will want it unchecked.

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Can bad drivers from this stuff make my computer constantly reboot? my computer refuses to stay on for very long and I cant pinpoint my problem just yet
I am just winging a guess here but i doubt its driver issues. When is it rebooting? under load or idle? Is this your system drive or just a data drive? Are you sure your pc is 100% stable without it? Anything funny in the event viewer?




Edited by JustusIV - 11/7/08 at 6:32am
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Yeah I uncheck it, then confirm, run the test, same results - open LSI RaidManager again, the box is checked again

And yeah I had a system voltage problem lol, either that or my stupid beta gfx driver broked something but i haven't had a reboot since removing both OC and driver
    
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My Perc has a BBU and I can't get that box to stay uncheck either. I'm using the latest LSI firmware, v61 I think... and the latest drivers from LSI.
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Well my problem is my BBU refuses to show up to the RAID card

can anyone use their battery to test which pins I could use to test a 3v light/LED on to see if the battery is dead or if it is the wires
    
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Have you attempted to "Force WB" in the card's BIOS?
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Have you attempted to "Force WB" in the card's BIOS?
Yessir, Check advanced options box, check Force WB Without BBU, it asks me if I am sure that I am sure, I say yes, I want what I selected, and it shows a nice X in the box

Then I save and exit

Just a thought though, whenver I go back, the "advanced settings" box in the RAID CARD BIOS is always unchecked until I try to modify settings, is that normal?
    
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Yessir, Check advanced options box, check Force WB Without BBU, it asks me if I am sure that I am sure, I say yes, I want what I selected, and it shows a nice X in the box

Then I save and exit

Just a thought though, whenver I go back, the "advanced settings" box in the RAID CARD BIOS is always unchecked until I try to modify settings, is that normal?
I had the same problem as you, same issues. Your battery is bad, as soon as I replaced the battery it worked fine. I tried to take apart the battery case but it isn't easy to do and there is some circuitry in the battery case too. Get a new bbu and your issues will be fixed.

here is the link from the guy I bought my battery from. Use live cash back and its only $30.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=290270428460
Edited by ounderfla69 - 11/7/08 at 12:21pm
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