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God damnit thats another $30.... the idiot I bought this from is not replying to my emails
    
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As promised here is my new benchie.
5x1TB 64kb strip raid 5



*EDIT*
I wonder why i have mildly funny access times now.
Edited by JustusIV - 11/7/08 at 3:09pm
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Dang thats nice

Well I got a reply from my seller of the RAID card, he said he will "see what he can do" about my dead battery... Until then, anyone have better suggestions on how to force caching and whatnot?

in order to fully test my HDD accurately and quickly, what I am going to do is zero write all the RAID drives and install Vista on some crappy IDE drive I have then externally bench the drives on my RAID system..
    
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So i did the raid reconfiguration and went from 4x1TB to 5x1TB raid 5. After the 30 hour reconfiguration, it started a initialization. I didn't really know why it was doing that since it was already good to go. so i canceled it. and everything is great. I saw an option that says fast initialization so i was going to try that for whatever reason but it says it will cause data loss. Anyone know why its giving my the option to initialize it even though it already is? and does this really cause data loss? and would it have deleted my data if the automatic one after the reconfiguration would have gone through. It did get about 18% but i canceled it.

*EDIT*
just tried to do a consistency check and it says it isn't initialized and can cause inconsistencies in the log.
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Yeah, can/should I disable initialization? It takes forever and removing it would reduce my boot time from ~45 seconds to probably like 15 after BIOS POST
    
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post #586 of 7174
I think we are talking about different things here.

http://www.lsi.com/DistributionSyste..._sas_sw_ug.pdf
Figure 6.10 Reconstruction Wizard

I see nothing about the initialization taking place after a reconstruction.
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Thats what I speak of... takes about half a minute to get through it all......

Right before where it lists the name of the raid card it has this ticker that says
"Initilizing FW 0%" then sits there for ~30 seconds then flips to the screenshot i posted
    
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Thats what I speak of... takes about half a minute to get through it all...... Right before where it lists the name of the raid card it has this ticker that says "Initilizing FW 0%" then sits there for ~30 seconds then flips to the screenshot i posted
Try these in the CLI:

Show BBU info:
Code:
megacli -AdpBbuCmd -a0
Start BBU Test:
Code:
megacli -AdpBatTest -a0
Start BBU Learning Cycle:
Code:
megacli -AdpBbuCmd -BbuLearn -a0
post #589 of 7174
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Originally Posted by XFreeRollerX View Post

Thats what I speak of... takes about half a minute to get through it all......

Right before where it lists the name of the raid card it has this ticker that says
"Initilizing FW 0%" then sits there for ~30 seconds then flips to the screenshot i posted
That is the card initializing mine takes about 15 secs and I think its a litter faster since I replaced the battery but I dont think you could make it any faster its just the downside of having add in, bootable interface cards.
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Ill try the commands, thanks, but can you tell me how to un-do them for when I get a new BBU?
    
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