Best Proxmox HW-RAID-Controller with Performance-Data

MasterTH

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Jun 12, 2009
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www.sonog.de
Hi,

i'd really like to create a new post for everyone who is searching for a new RAID-Controller. It would be very nice if everyone could post his controller type, the used Hard-Drives and the Performance-Messurements on this device.


i hope many people reply and share this informations with other to make decissions for new hardware easier
 
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MasterTH

Active Member
Jun 12, 2009
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www.sonog.de
I will start (Values or with VMs running):

Adaptec 2405 - 128MB
2x ST1000VX000 (RAID1)

Code:
pveperf

CPU BOGOMIPS:      47126.32
REGEX/SECOND:      1085605
HD SIZE:           94.49 GB (/dev/mapper/pve-root)
BUFFERED READS:    118.28 MB/sec
AVERAGE SEEK TIME: 10.78 ms
FSYNCS/SECOND:     1226.02
DNS EXT:           69.90 ms
DNS INT:           53.62 ms
 
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MasterTH

Active Member
Jun 12, 2009
186
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www.sonog.de
Adaptec 6405e - 128MB
2x ST3000VX000 - RAID1

Code:
pveperf

CPU BOGOMIPS:      52679.04
REGEX/SECOND:      1474135
HD SIZE:           94.49 GB (/dev/mapper/pve-root)
BUFFERED READS:    201.53 MB/sec
AVERAGE SEEK TIME: 8.28 ms
FSYNCS/SECOND:     962.22
DNS EXT:           53.45 ms
DNS INT:           50.13 ms
 
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shukko

New Member
Oct 24, 2008
23
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8x1TB SATA
Production server.

Code:
root@pmd03:~# lspci -vvv | grep Adaptec
01:00.0 RAID bus controller: Adaptec Series 6 - 6G SAS/PCIe 2 (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Adaptec Series 6 Entry Level - ASR-6805E - 8 internal 6G SAS ports


root@pmd03:~# pveperf 
CPU BOGOMIPS:      32001.04
REGEX/SECOND:      814447
HD SIZE:           19.69 GB (/dev/mapper/pve-root)
BUFFERED READS:    453.37 MB/sec
AVERAGE SEEK TIME: 9.15 ms
FSYNCS/SECOND:     2058.09


root@pmd03:~#  dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync; unlink test
16384+0 records in
16384+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1,1 GB) copied, 3,86935 s, 277 MB/s
root@pmd03:~#
 
Feb 6, 2009
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I feel good with HP Smartarray controllers.
Smart array P420 2 Gbyte DDR3 cache.
8x SAS 10k HDD (RAID-6):

[single Xeon processor]

CPU BOGOMIPS: 50278.80
REGEX/SECOND: 1113764
HD SIZE: 12.06 GB (/dev/mapper/pve-root)
BUFFERED READS: 1132.28 MB/sec
AVERAGE SEEK TIME: 5.10 ms
FSYNCS/SECOND: 5576.72
DNS EXT: 83.08 ms
DNS INT: 71.78 ms
 

RONIS

New Member
Mar 24, 2013
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Production server with 4x 2TB RAID10 by LSI 2208

CPU BOGOMIPS: 100795.20
REGEX/SECOND: 1039030
HD SIZE: 29.53 GB (/dev/mapper/pve-root)
BUFFERED READS: 235.59 MB/sec
AVERAGE SEEK TIME: 7.34 ms
FSYNCS/SECOND: 4287.30
DNS EXT: 17.44 ms
DNS INT: 1.35 ms
 

WaltervdSchee

Active Member
Mar 2, 2011
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Rotterdam Area, the Netherlands
The RAID device is not 'mountable' on the ProxMox VE server, its mounted in a VM,
where pveperf doesn't work correctly, so a 'dd' test is used in the VM.

Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU C2750 @ 2.41GHz (OctaCore) + HighPoint RR2720 (SATA/SAS 6Gbps) + 6 WD Reds 4TB in RAID-5 ( Half-fake-RAID )

[root@<vm> Test]# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=64k
65536+0 records in
65536+0 records out
4294967296 bytes (4.3 GB) copied, 13.3201 s, 322 MB/s (Write Performance)

[root@<vm> Test]# dd of=/dev/zero if=test bs=64k count=64k
65536+0 records in
65536+0 records out
4294967296 bytes (4.3 GB) copied, 17.0214 s, 252 MB/s (Read Performance)

For the homeserver I'm using it for, this is more than adequate, since this will fully saturate my 1Gbps network both up and downstream,
while drawing less than 80Watts from the wall under load.
 

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