On Fri, 24 Aug 2001, Bryan-TheBS-Smith wrote:
> Mike Baptiste wrote:
> > I know some folks who put together 1TB file servers for < $5K
> > They used Athlon motherboards and Promise RAID gear
> > (http://www.promise.com/ATARaid/)
> Promise? Ouch. Especially if it is the "trick BIOS" FastTrak.
> Even the SuperTrak is not _that_ good compared to the Adaptec 2400A
> or the 3Ware Escaldes -- at least according to StorageReview.COM.
> The only time I've seen people having problems with 3Ware cards has
> been when they change the default block size, use RAID-5 (which has
> slow write performance anyway) or load older run-time monitoring
> software while running with newer drivers and/or firmware.
And use it in a SMP system or with a CPU watchdog enabled. This triggers
the watchdog which otherwise would not.