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May
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comment Making SATA disk write cache safe
Yeah. I have a 3ware one on a different box. The data is indeed safe, in the sense that had Sony bought some of those, PSN data would be safe from crackers. Every time a single drive timed out, it'd discard cache on all drives, leading to massive corruption. I turned off the cache.
May
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comment Making SATA disk write cache safe
ST3500514NS are most definitely not SSDs. But that is interesting.
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answered Making SATA disk write cache safe
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accepted Experience with Intel X25-M 160GB and Oracle
Mar
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comment Experience with Intel X25-M 160GB and Oracle
@sciurus: When the write range is only 8GB, it can use the other 152GB as a scratch area, to avoid flash erases. When the whole disk is being hit, the -M has I believe a 7% or so scratch area, so there is a lot more overhead for flash erases & wear leveling. Also probably a harder hit on the block reallocation in the disk.
Mar
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comment Experience with Intel X25-M 160GB and Oracle
@Kyle Brandt: Intel gives a write endurance w/ random writes of only 15TB, so that is indeed a concern. We'd be replacing them fairly often, it sounds like :-( Please make an answer out of that...
Mar
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comment Experience with Intel X25-M 160GB and Oracle
@sciurus: Intel only claims 300 random writes per second for the X25-M. See intel.com/design/flash/NAND/mainstream/pdf/322697.pdf
Mar
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comment Experience with Intel X25-M 160GB and Oracle
@Kyle Brandt: Curious about why you'd expect it to cause downtime, especially in RAID10? I don't see anything in the other question to suggest that.
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revised Configuring RADIUS or LDAP on Supermicro (ATEN) IPMI
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revised Configuring RADIUS or LDAP on Supermicro (ATEN) IPMI
note that SuperMicro IPMI is actually from ATEN in title.
Jan
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comment Configuring RADIUS or LDAP on Supermicro (ATEN) IPMI
@Hunta: updated. Not sure if you're watching this. I think I've now got a full answer.
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revised Configuring RADIUS or LDAP on Supermicro (ATEN) IPMI
add more info. Feels weird just copy/pasting, but this is the only place on teh entire interwebs this info exists.
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Jan
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comment Configuring RADIUS or LDAP on Supermicro (ATEN) IPMI
@Hunta: I now have an answer from SuperMicro. Edited in.