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This review is from: TYAN S8236WGM3NR-IL SSI EEB Server Motherboard Dual Socket G34 AMD SR5690 DDR3 1600
Pros: As long as you don't need to install a PCE card and you don't need good disk performance this board is great. AMD/Promise raid controller has decent performance for a software raid, even better than the LSI SAS2008 onboard controller.
Cons: Extremely bad performance on the integrated SAS2008 LSI hardware controller, Atto performance test for a 8 drive raid 10 has 0.5 transfer size running at just under 3000 write speed. This is horrible. as the transfer size increases the performance does improve but it's obvious that this is not built for performance. Would be decent for a large file backup/file server but that's the only thing I can think of to use these for.
I get better performance on an old 3ware 9550SXU 3Gbps SataII raid controller then I can get with this SAS 6Gbps controller.
Tested with everything from WD RE4 to SAS to SSD drives all seem to be stuck at a low write speed bottleneck no matter the raid configuration, raid 1/10/0 or connected drives.
I purchased two of these both have the same results using the integrated LSI SAS2008 controller, so it either it needs a firmware update or it's garbage.
Other Thoughts: I will most likely return them. In talks with tyan to see if they can get a firmware update from LSI.
The people at Tyan are great, but the board is not. Until this is resolved I would suggest you pick another Tyan board if you are in the market for G34 Socket.
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