3WARE ESCALADE 8000 SERIES ATA RAID CONTROLLER DRIVER DETAILS:
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3WARE ESCALADE 8000 SERIES ATA RAID CONTROLLER DRIVER
The two mirrored arrays are then grouped as a striped RAID 0 array using a two tier structure.
Parity information is distributed across all drives 3ware Escalade 8000 Series ATA RAID Controller than being concentrated on a single disk see Figure 4. This avoids throughput loss due to contention for the parity drive. You can use hot spares to rebuild a failed drive on-the-fly. In addition, the array s storage efficiency increases with the number of disks; from This advanced block caching firmware technology is combined with StorSwitch to deliver extremely high performance for RAID 5 write operations. Configure and manage your disk arrays The 3ware Disk Array Configuration Utility is a BIOS level tool for creating, deleting, maintaining disk arrays and rebuilding mirrored arrays. From the 3DM Disk 3ware Escalade 8000 Series ATA RAID Controller Configuration Utility, you can also specify hot spares from available drives to be dynamically substituted for a failed drive in a mirrored array.
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Refer to the 3ware Disk Array Configuration Utility chapter. Monitoring Self-Monitoring, 3ware Escalade 8000 Series ATA RAID Controller and Reporting Technology adds monitoring and troubleshooting functionality by automatically checking a disk drive's health and reporting potential problems. It allows you to take proactive steps to prevent impending disk crashes. This 24 hour wait period is timed 11 20 Introduction internally in the 3ware firmware, and is not affected by changes to the system clock.
If none of the disk drives have detected a 3ware Escalade 8000 Series ATA RAID Controller exceeded condition, then nothing is logged to the 3DM Alarms page. This is repeated every 24 hours that the Escalade controller is powered up. Staggered Spin Up allows drives to be powered-up into the Standby power management state to minimize inrush current at power-up and to allow the controller to sequence the spin-up of drives. The standby power management state is persistent after power-down and power-up. This feature is automatically utilized on drives that support this power management state. The disk drive must support staggered spin up and must be configured for spin up in order to take advantage of it.
Hot swap allows users to replace a failed drive in a redundant array while the system remains up. To create and delete arrays, you must use the 3ware Disk Array Configuration Utility.
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Background media scan and dynamic sector repair enhance data integrity Background Media Scan checks for media errors on any disk drive connected to the 3ware controller. If the disk drive is part of a redundant array, error locations that are found and are deemed repairable are rewritten with the redundant data. Background Media Scan is also designed to be minimally intrusive to the normal controller performance. Background Media Scan can provide early warning of a disk drive problem or failure. For example, if 3ware Escalade 8000 Series ATA RAID Controller media scan encounters many error locations, this may be an indication of excessive grown defects on the drive. For redundant arrays, grown defects can be fixed early to maintain optimal redundancy for the array.
Many sectors on a drive may not be used or checked for long periods of time. Bad sectors may not be known until actual user data is written and then read from these locations. By periodic scanning of the media, the disk drive firmware is allowed to do corrective actions on problem areas on the disk and can minimize the occurrence of uncorrectable read errors.
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Background Media Scan is scheduled through 3DM. When the media scan is activated, the controller firmware either starts the scan at the first drive with the lowest port number or scans from when it was last deactivated. While scanning, 3ware Escalade 8000 Series ATA RAID Controller controller issues normal read commands to the drive in a sequential manner. When the controller is idle with no host commands, the rate of the media scan is as fast as the drive can transfer data. When an error from the drive is encountered, the controller typically will retry the command.
If the error persists and is repairable e. A notification of repair is posted. The result is a restoration of drive and data integrity; the primary and redundant data are again both valid.
After repairs, Background Media Scan continues on the same disk drive until reaching the maximum logical block address on the drive. It then proceeds onto the next disk drive available for scanning. When it reaches the last drive i. It will then start from the first drive. Slots closest to the Accelerated Graphics Port give the best performance. Step 2.
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