All drives have 512b sector sizes, WD FASS (blacks) and WD EADS (greens) both
use plain old 512 sectors.....
----- Original Message -----
> The drives are attached to a backplane?
> Try using 4k sector sizes and see if that improves it - I've seen and
> been part of a number of discussions which involved this - and you, I
> think, actually.
> - Rich
> On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 5:07 PM, Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk
> <r...@karlsbakk.net> wrote:
> > Hi all
> > It seems recent WD drives that aren't "Raid edition" can cause
> > rather a lot of problems on RAID systems. We have a few machines
> > with LSI controllers (6801/6081/9201) and we're seeing massive
> > errors occuring. The usual pattern is a drive failing or even a
> > resilver/scrub starting and then, suddenly, most drives on the whole
> > backplane report errors. These are usually No Device (as reported by
> > iostat -En), but the result is that we may see data corruption at
> > the end. We also have a system setup with Hitachi Deskstars, which
> > has been running for almost a year without issues. One system with a
> > mixture of WD Blacks and greens showed the same errors as described,
> > but has been working well after the WD drives were replaced by
> > deskstars.
> > Now, it seems WD has changed their firmware to inhibit people from
> > using them for other things than toys (read: PCs etc). Since we've
> > seen this issue on different controllers and different drives, and
> > can't reproduce it with Hitachi Deskstars, I would guess the
> > firmware "upgrade" from WD is the issue.
> > Would it be possible to fix this in ZFS somehow? The drives seem to
> > work well except for those "No Device" errors....
> > Vennlige hilsener / Best regards
> > roy
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Vennlige hilsener / Best regards
Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk
I all pedagogikk er det essensielt at pensum presenteres intelligibelt. Det er
et elementært imperativ for alle pedagoger å unngå eksessiv anvendelse av
idiomer med fremmed opprinnelse. I de fleste tilfeller eksisterer adekvate og
relevante synonymer på norsk.
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