On Mon, 7 Jul 2008, Mattias Wadenstein wrote:
On Sat, 5 Jul 2008, Justin Piszcz wrote:
On Sat, 5 Jul 2008, Robert Hancock wrote:
Justin Piszcz wrote:
Can you post your dmesg from bootup with the controller/drive detection?
So you've got 6 drives in the machine. Intel chipsets normally seem pretty
robust with AHCI.
Are you certain that your machine has enough power to run all those drives
properly? We've seen in a number of cases that power fluctuations or noise
can cause these kinds of errors.
I have a 650watt PSU (nice antec one) and the power draw of the box is
~148watts w/ veliciraptors, ~250 when fully load all 4 cores + all 12 disks
writing. I have turned off the irqbalance daemon and I am going to see if
the problem re-occurs.
Looking at the sum wattage number is really misleading for this. You need to
dig out the specs for how many amps it can provide on the different voltages
(5 and 12 volts). In particular, many modern PSUs have several separate 12V
rails, where one (or more, some have the 12V supply split into 3 or 4 parts!)
is used for CPU and GFX card power and usually only one is available for
You can also have plenty of 12V left but run out of 5V, or the other way
around. I've spent quite some time trying to find a PSU that would handle 18
disks without costing too much. The splitting of the 12V power into separate
rails and a general lack of 5V compared to what the disks need according to
their specs just made it difficult, and I ended up bonding two PSUs together
(linking the ground together with some custom cabling) to get a stable
Good info here indeed but for my case it does not apply. I used to have
Raptor150s (12 of them on the same host) the ONLY thing that changed was
the drives themselves. And it used to use 150-250 watts (the 3.5" suck up
a lot more power) the power cables are also exactly the same as they were
on the Raptor 150s and I never had any issues.
I have two hosts, pretty much idential, I use the Antec TruePower Trio 650
in each of them.