How much memory do you have on that machine, if you're running ZFS and VMs?

> On May 18, 2014, at 5:27 PM, James Hoyt <> wrote:
> So I setup a MacZFS RaidZ rather easily and was happy with myself. I had four 
> 3 TB internal SATA drives in a zpool giving me around 9 TB of space.
> jamess-imac:~ sangie$ zpool status murr
>   pool: murr
>  state: ONLINE
>  scrub: none requested
> config:
>     murr         ONLINE       0     0     0
>       raidz1     ONLINE       0     0     0
>         disk3s2  ONLINE       0     0     0
>         disk1s2  ONLINE       0     0     0
>         disk2s2  ONLINE       0     0     0
>         disk4s2  ONLINE       0     0     0
> errors: No known data errors
> So I Filled it up with about 5 GBs of data, mainly images and FLAC/music 
> files and everything just drags on it. It takes a long time for files to be 
> listed in finder and when I try to save an image from Firefox, it will just 
> grind and grind while I try to navigate to a folder. I have vmware Fusion 
> setup on my SSD (my main Mac drive) and doing anything on my zpool from 
> Windows (like using MediaMonkey to organize FLAC files on it) uses up 100% of 
> the CPU, freezing up my computer until the moves are done, even when moving 
> around 30 files.
> Is my zpool okay? What's going on? Is this type of slowness normal or do I 
> have a bad drive? How will MacZFS report to me if a drive in the array goes 
> bad? I installed SMARTReporter Lite and it shows all drives as green. If I 
> have some drives on SATA II and others on SATA III would that affect 
> anything? 
> If you want me to run any tests on it, I will do so gladly. Just let me know.
> Thanks!
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