Very first impressions:
Takes ages to initialise every time you reboot, this belongs in a server on 24/7
Can't get CTRL+H to bring up BIOS, possibly no room for the BIOS, I'll disable Intel RAID as I no longer need it will try again later.
The heatsink runs hot hot hot, will need to find a fan to attach.
MSM works straight away.
Able to setup a RAID 0 Array in a jiffy.
With the M5015 all the options are available, Read ahead, Write through/back etc, not available on M1015 that I used
Quick Performance tests
2x OCZ Solid3 60GB SSD's in RAID0, with settings recommended for SSD's
ATTO result 840MB/s write, 1000MB/s read.
About double what each drive is supposed to do as per OCZ specs, makes me very happy
I need to do some .htaccess mods to my webserver and I'll get some piccies up.
RAID0 with read ahead on, write through, cached IO
ATTO 830MB/s write, 2,600MB/s read
RAID0 with read ahead on, write back, cached IO
ATTO 830MB/s write (lots faster in small size files then Write through) read speed is around 1600MB/s
Speeds are all over the place with write back on
I assume battery is still charging so when setting to Write Back with BBU it selects Write through.
Strange thing HDTach reports 250MB/s read, which is what I get with iCHR10 controller (SATA2)
Updated to latest IBM firmware.
SAS2flash doesn't see the card so can't backup the BIOS/FW this way.
Megarec sees the card but SBR and SPD backup not much use
MegaCLi not sure of the commands, may need to do some homework before I plug the M5000 key in.
Anyone with knowledge on a way to backup the BIOS/FW etc let me know.
Never mind, LSI has a page with all settings (GRrrr, doesn't detect card)