[OpenIndiana-discuss] Question about WD drives with Super Micro systems
Jason J. W. Williams
jasonjwwilliams at gmail.com
Sat Aug 6 17:00:24 UTC 2011
WD's drives have gotten better the last few years but their quality is still not very good. I doubt they test their drives extensively for heavy duty server configs, particularly since you don't see them inside any of the major server manufactures' boxes.
Hitachi in particular does well in mass storage configs.
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On Aug 6, 2011, at 10:45, Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk <roy at karlsbakk.net> wrote:
> Hi all
> We have a few servers with WD Black (and some green) drives on Super Micro systems. We've seen both drives work well with direct attach, but with LSI controllers and Super Micro's SAS expanders, well, that's another story. With those SAS expanders, we've seen numerous drives being kicked out and flagged as bad during high load (typically scrub/resilver). We have not seen this on the units we have with Hitachi or Seagate drives. After a drive is kicked out, we run a test on it, using WDs tool, and in many (or most) cases, we find the drive being error free. We've seen these issues on several machines, so hardware failure seem not to be the case.
> Have anyone here used WD drives with LSI controllers (3801/3081/9211) with Super Micro machines? Any success stories?
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