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Yeah, that'd gall me too. I would have thought that a RAID array would show up as /dev/sd[letter], seeing as it does with a PERC 5/i and every other RAID card I've tried, but perhaps kernel module idiosyncrasies are showing up here...actually I just googled around and yes the SmartArray controller presents its devices and arrays like that.

Humour me. Try either a CentOS or Fedora CD and see how you go. I find it hard to believe that RedHat won't support a HP SmartArray controller...
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No comment on the perf in VMWare, other than try a mirror or RAID5, see what it returns. I'd bet you're seeing single drive perf due to 3 drives in RAID0 each (basically JBOD).

My main comment is based on your sig - love the glass that you're using for your photo rigs. I can only dream of having that kind of glass. I'll have to settle for the 1.8 50mm, and F4 70-300 non-VR. If you're ever in the midwest and want to loan a guy a lens for a few hours, let me know
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Yeah, I did consider that, but I already have a couple of linux servers here to dick around with. Windows 7 has proven my theory that the array was seriously underperforming due to bad drivers/support, so...case closed I guess. I'm sure it'll also perform fine under RHEL and it's various spinoffs, but even if it does...I have no real use for ANOTHER linux server

@Mbreita
mirror and raid 5 was kind of the same story. RAID 5 just bogged down completely, and mirroring yielded mostly identical read results to raid 0 (which makes sense).

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