[Gluster-users] 40 gig ethernet

Bryan Whitehead driver at megahappy.net
Thu Jun 20 17:18:18 UTC 2013

Weird, I have a bunch of servers with Areca ARC-1680 8-ports and they
have never given me a problem.

The first thing I did was update the firmware to the latest - my brand
new cards had firmware 2 years old - and didn't recognize disks > 1TB.

On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 7:11 AM, Shawn Nock <nock at nocko.se> wrote:
> Justin Clift <jclift at redhat.com> writes:
>>> The other issue I have is with hardware RAID. I'm not sure if folks
>>> are using that with gluster or if they're using software RAID, but
>>> the closed source nature and crappy proprietary tools annoys all the
>>> devops guys I know. What are you all doing for your gluster setups?
>>> Is there some magical RAID controller that has Free tools, or are
>>> people using mdadm, or are people just unhappy or ?
>> Before joining Red Hat I was using Areca hardware.  But Areca (the
>> company) was weird/dishonest when I tried to RMA a card that went bad.
>> So, I advise people to keep away from that crowd.  Haven't tried any
>> others in depth since. :/
> I second the thoughts on Areca. They are a terrible company; avoid at
> all costs. I've RMA'd every card I've installed of theirs that had been
> in service for more that 6 months, some servers have had RMA returns
> fail within months.
> Their only US support option is "we'll ship it to Taiwan for repair and
> return it is 6-8 weeks". There is no option to pay for advanced
> replacement.
> I had to keep a stock of spares in-house until I migrated to 3ware (now
> LSI). I haven't had any trouble with these cards in several years (and
> haven't needed to RMA or contact support).
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