Originally Posted by icedragonslair
Nice to know and thanks for the response. Am I correct in assuming though that performance will not be crippled so much as to make it unviable for media server purposes and will still be able to rival unRAID. I hate to think that all this work will be subpar to something as oldschool as UR.
It is plenty fast and actually faster than anything else on the market at their top speed.
I think people are misreading from that paragraph.
Enabling more performance won't require another build but only configuration changes.
People, I just want you to test the stability of the platform on your box before more performance is enabled.
If your hardware proves to be unstable, the default configuration is all about integrity and your hardware should fail without your data getting compromised.
Your hardware might be stable for surfing the net or running prime95. However, RAID is all about I/O stress and a combined assault on your system.
Accessing your disks one or two at a time is one thing, having them all spin up for parity calculation is another. How well your disk controller behaves during an extended I/O stress matters (many cheap controller flake).
Same for your power supply.