>The drives were the seagate green barracuda IIRC, and performance for 
>just about everything was 20MB/s per spindle or worse, when it should 
>have been closer to 100MB/s when streaming. Things were worse still when 
>doing random...

It is possible that your partitions weren't aligned at 4K and that will 
give serious issues with those drives (Solaris now tries to make sure that 
all partitions are on 4K boundaries or makes sure that the zpool dev_t is 
aligned to 4K.


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