My eperience is that the 3 ARM cores in the Samsung SSDs have a much more predictable performance characteristic than the Sandforce based SSDs. Especially important in raid arrays.Thanks, Andreas. I'll give it a try this weekend and report back. What was interesting to me is that the samsung still did much better than teh sandforce Intel in spite of them being direct competitors and this being on an LSI 9271-8i.
p.s. your 16 drive setup is amazing. Nice DIY rack for them. What are you going to use them for btw?
I wouldn't call it a DIY rack, it is rather a solution to the annoying "problem" to constantly reconfiguring systems in my "lab"-cabinet.
So, here it comes: My portable "RAID-pack".
One power plug and one PCI slot and off we go ....
I'll probable convert more of these. The effort is minimal. The 16x24inch sheet metal is 2$ at the local home depot, cutting it in 16 stripes is 20 min work, a pack of 400 M3x5 screws is 9$. Finally I found 4in1 spreaders for the power connectors, reducing the power cable mess with Molex Y-cables significantly.
16 connected drives and only 5 power cables