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Bad Design, Bad Performance
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.
Other Thoughts: I will most likely return them. In talks with tyan to see if they can get a firmware update from LSI.
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“Extremely bad performance on the integrated SAS2008 LSI hardware controller, Atto performance test for a 8 drive raid 10 ...”— kiamori 4/25/2013