a...@blackandcode.com said: > I'm spec'ing out a Thumper-esque solution and having trouble finding my > favorite Hitachi Ultrastar 2TB drives at a reasonable post-flood price. The > Seagate Constellations seem pretty reasonable given the market circumstances > but I don't have any experience with them. Anybody using these in their ZFS > systems and have you had good luck?
We have a lot of 2TB and 3TB Seagates here, they work fine. Most of ours are the Nearline-SAS variety, in Dell MD1200 enclosures, used on Windows & Linux behind PERC H800 RAID cards, and on Solaris-10 and OpenIndiana behind LSI SAS HBA's. We do have one new server with a pile of 2TB SATA Seagate's as well, so far working fine. The only caveat I've found is that the Nearline SAS Seagates go really slow with the Solaris default multipath load-balancing setting (round-robin). Set it to "none" or some large block value and they go fast. This issue doesn't appear when used with the PERC H800's. Regards, Marion _______________________________________________ zfs-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.opensolaris.org/mailman/listinfo/zfs-discuss