@ericdano - please grow up, post reported, noone is having a pop at anyone on here?
How did it go? Got new HDD in yet?
Not good - one of the replacements is dead. Moving VM's around like mad now!
Just an FYI, there are vmware ESXi specific drivers for these it appears: Adaptec - Adaptec - Support
Also, I know dell and HP both do customized esxi downloads for their boxes with the relevant drivers installed - we also add the hp repositories to our vmware update manager and remidiate newer driver releases along with the esxi patches.
Not particularly helpful now, I know - but might be in future. I've been hit with odd driver issues around the flex-10 modules before...
Yeah, I'm running the latest drivers for this. Spent a bit more time researching, some people have noticed issues with Barracuda drives and those controllers.
After waiting for the delivery of the replacement WD drives and finding one dead, I decided to rid of all the drives entirely and use something we had lying around - some WD Red 4TB drives in RAID6. Not ideal for a server but damn slight better than consumer level, and will certainly last until we can replace all the drives with WD RE drives in October. Decided to test the speed on R6 and it wasn't as bad as expected - and let's face it, reliability really needs to be the name of the game. Backup is still restoring but at least it has all weekend!
I've been impreesed with WD Reds in a Synology NAS, pretty solid. Also have some RE in a server, been ace. Not many Seagates in service now, most failed or retired.
Yeah, we had the Red's in waiting for our second Synology NAS - we have 8 of them in a DS2413+ at the minute and very impressed.
Last edited by Arthur; 29th August 2014 at 11:17 PM.
No idea on the exact model number, Barracuda ES 2TB is all I can remember.
Sorry, not 100% now and don't want to guess. I have had good results from 7200.12 desktop drives in workstations, so not all bad.
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