LSI WarpDrive Sun Oracle F80 800GB PCI-E SSD $95 FS

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  1. BLinux

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  2. frogtech

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    Anyone have experience using these as caching devices in VSAN? All 4 striped together?
     
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  3. daviddoran

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    Haven't used with VSAN, but they work just like a standard HBA, with 4 SSDs attached. The OS doesn't recognize the difference. I use the 400GB version in Freenas as a L2ARC, and it did that job well, as far as I could tell.
     
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    Has anyone been able to flash these? They show up as Seagate Nyro's, but the Seagate firmware won't load on them.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    No problem. PM me if you run into any issues (but I recall it being straightforward once I had the right files). Not sure if that firmware is the most current any longer, but what I ran when I had F40s. Also, I believe there are two sets of firmware to update: (a) LSI controller (use LSI Nytro Warpdrive), (b) Sun firmware (what I provided). It has been a while, so you may want to double check that, but I'm nearly certain that was the case.
    • Firmware Version: 113.05.04.00 (b)
    • Legacy BIOS Version: 110.00.01.00 (a)
    • That firmware should get you to 113.05.04.00 and to confirm via ddcli (I had the output saved with my documentation):
    Code:
    Select the WarpDrive [1-2 or 0:Quit]: 1
    
    1.    List WarpDrive Information
    [removed]
    
    Select Operation [1-8 or 0:Quit]: 1
    
    WarpDrive Selected is ELP-4x100-4d-n
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    WarpDrive Information
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      WarpDrive ID                           : 2
      PCI Address                            : 00:83:00:00
      PCI Slot Number                        : 0x04
      PCI SubSystem DeviceId                 : 0x581
      PCI SubSystem VendorId                 : 0x108E
      SAS Address                            : 500605B 006254670
      Package Version                        : 13.05.10.01
      Firmware Version                       : 113.05.04.00
      Legacy BIOS Version                    : 110.00.01.00
      UEFI BSD Version                       : 07.18.06.00
      Chip Name                              : WarpDrive
      Board Name                             : ELP-4x100-4d-n
      Board Assembly Number                  : L3-25487-02D
      Board Tracer Number                    : SP31452158
      NUMA                                   : Enabled
      RAID Support                           : NO
     
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  8. fake-name

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    Mine showed up today.

    Packaging was absolute crap. They literally put it in an antistatic bag, stuck that in a bubblewrap envelope, and rolled that up maybe once.

    I have to pull the server it's going in out to check if it still works, but really, a crappy bubblewrap envelope?
     

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  9. fake-name

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    Well, it boots, and.... wat

    37023030_10211247947106234_5446226283191074816_n_boot.jpg
    The package version is emoji.

    The drives do show up.

    (Sorry about the crap image. I was frantically trying to get my phone while it was still on-screen).


    Code:
    
    
    SSD Drive SMART Data Slot #: 4: Drive Serial Number 11000471925
    
    -------------- Current (since last Power Cycle)  ----------------------
    Bytes Read                            0
    Soft Read Error Rate                  NA
    Wear Range Delta                      0          (%)
    Uncorrectable RAISE Errors            0
    Current Temperature                   43         (degree C)
    Uncorrectable ECC Errors              0
    SATA R-Errors (CRC) Error Count       0
    
    -------------- Cumulative  --------------------------------------------
    Retired Block Count                   3
    Power-On Hours                        26550.2
    Device Power Cycle Count              48
    Gigabytes Erased                      61004      (Gigabytes)
    Reserved (over-provisioned) Blocks    34816
    Program Fail Count                    1
    Erase Fail Count 1                    0
    Unexpected Power Loss Count           64
    I/O Error Detection Code Rate         0
    Uncorrectable RAISE Errors            0
    Maximum Lifetime Temperature          46         (degree C)
    Cached SMART Data Age                 00:00:00   (Hours:Minutes:Seconds)
    SSD Life Left (PE Cycles)             100        (%)
    Total Writes From Host                88575
    Total Reads To Host                   145713
    Write Amplification                   0.63
    Reserved Blocks Remaining             99         (%)
    Warranty Remaining                    100        (%)
    
    
    
    SSD Drive SMART Data Slot #: 5: Drive Serial Number 11000472212
    
    -------------- Current (since last Power Cycle)  ----------------------
    Bytes Read                            0
    Soft Read Error Rate                  NA
    Wear Range Delta                      0          (%)
    Uncorrectable RAISE Errors            0
    Current Temperature                   44         (degree C)
    Uncorrectable ECC Errors              0
    SATA R-Errors (CRC) Error Count       0
    
    -------------- Cumulative  --------------------------------------------
    Retired Block Count                   0
    Power-On Hours                        26504.5
    Device Power Cycle Count              48
    Gigabytes Erased                      59286      (Gigabytes)
    Reserved (over-provisioned) Blocks    34944
    Program Fail Count                    0
    Erase Fail Count 1                    0
    Unexpected Power Loss Count           64
    I/O Error Detection Code Rate         0
    Uncorrectable RAISE Errors            0
    Maximum Lifetime Temperature          47         (degree C)
    Cached SMART Data Age                 00:00:00   (Hours:Minutes:Seconds)
    SSD Life Left (PE Cycles)             100        (%)
    Total Writes From Host                86897
    Total Reads To Host                   139789
    Write Amplification                   0.63
    Reserved Blocks Remaining             100        (%)
    Warranty Remaining                    100        (%)
    
    
    
    SSD Drive SMART Data Slot #: 6: Drive Serial Number 11000472785
    
    -------------- Current (since last Power Cycle)  ----------------------
    Bytes Read                            0
    Soft Read Error Rate                  NA
    Wear Range Delta                      0          (%)
    Uncorrectable RAISE Errors            0
    Current Temperature                   45         (degree C)
    Uncorrectable ECC Errors              0
    SATA R-Errors (CRC) Error Count       0
    
    -------------- Cumulative  --------------------------------------------
    Retired Block Count                   3
    Power-On Hours                        26523.7
    Device Power Cycle Count              48
    Gigabytes Erased                      59482      (Gigabytes)
    Reserved (over-provisioned) Blocks    34304
    Program Fail Count                    1
    Erase Fail Count 1                    0
    Unexpected Power Loss Count           64
    I/O Error Detection Code Rate         0
    Uncorrectable RAISE Errors            0
    Maximum Lifetime Temperature          51         (degree C)
    Cached SMART Data Age                 00:00:00   (Hours:Minutes:Seconds)
    SSD Life Left (PE Cycles)             100        (%)
    Total Writes From Host                87021
    Total Reads To Host                   134991
    Write Amplification                   0.63
    Reserved Blocks Remaining             99         (%)
    Warranty Remaining                    100        (%)
    
    
    
    SSD Drive SMART Data Slot #: 7: Drive Serial Number 11000472773
    
    -------------- Current (since last Power Cycle)  ----------------------
    Bytes Read                            0
    Soft Read Error Rate                  NA
    Wear Range Delta                      0          (%)
    Uncorrectable RAISE Errors            0
    Current Temperature                   46         (degree C)
    Uncorrectable ECC Errors              0
    SATA R-Errors (CRC) Error Count       0
    
    -------------- Cumulative  --------------------------------------------
    Retired Block Count                   0
    Power-On Hours                        26492.5
    Device Power Cycle Count              48
    Gigabytes Erased                      60846      (Gigabytes)
    Reserved (over-provisioned) Blocks    35008
    Program Fail Count                    0
    Erase Fail Count 1                    0
    Unexpected Power Loss Count           64
    I/O Error Detection Code Rate         0
    Uncorrectable RAISE Errors            0
    Maximum Lifetime Temperature          51         (degree C)
    Cached SMART Data Age                 00:00:00   (Hours:Minutes:Seconds)
    SSD Life Left (PE Cycles)             100        (%)
    Total Writes From Host                88724
    Total Reads To Host                   158255
    Write Amplification                   0.63
    Reserved Blocks Remaining             100        (%)
    Warranty Remaining                    100        (%)
    
    
    They're not unused, but the drives seem in decent shape. 26K on time hours, that's ~3 years. Only ~60 TB writes over that, and all the sub-SSDs have 99-100% life remaining.

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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    WarpDrive Information
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      WarpDrive ID                           : 1
      PCI Address                            : 00:07:00:00
      PCI Slot Number                        : 0x0A
      PCI SubSystem DeviceId                 : 0x50A
      PCI SubSystem VendorId                 : 0x108E
      SAS Address                            : 500605B 009505DE0
      Package Version                        : 13.05.11.01
      Firmware Version                       : 113.05.03.01
      Legacy BIOS Version                    : 110.00.01.00
      UEFI BSD Version                       : 07.18.06.00
      Chip Name                              : WarpDrive
      Board Name                             : ELP-4x200-4d-n
      Board Assembly Number                  : 03-25598-00E
      Board Tracer Number                    : SP44413033
      NUMA                                   : Enabled
      RAID Support                           : NO
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Physical Device Information
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Device is a Solid State Drive
      SSD Slot #                              : 4
      Cage                                    : 1
      Location                                : Upper
      Capacity (in bytes)                     : 200000000512
      Manufacturer ID                         : 2361
      Model Number                            : 2E256-TU2-510B00
      Serial Number                           : 11000471925
      Firmware Revision                       : PROLUIO6
      Link Rate                               : 6.0
      Unique Identifier                       : 0x3232333532
                                              : 2E256
      OverProvisioning(%)                     : 28
    
    Device is a Solid State Drive
      SSD Slot #                              : 5
      Cage                                    : 1
      Location                                : Lower
      Capacity (in bytes)                     : 200000000512
      Manufacturer ID                         : 2361
      Model Number                            : 2E256-TU2-510B00
      Serial Number                           : 11000472212
      Firmware Revision                       : PROLUIO6
      Link Rate                               : 6.0
      Unique Identifier                       : 0x3232333532
                                              : 2E256
      OverProvisioning(%)                     : 28
    
    Device is a Solid State Drive
      SSD Slot #                              : 6
      Cage                                    : 2
      Location                                : Upper
      Capacity (in bytes)                     : 200000000512
      Manufacturer ID                         : 2361
      Model Number                            : 2E256-TU2-510B00
      Serial Number                           : 11000472785
      Firmware Revision                       : PROLUIO6
      Link Rate                               : 6.0
      Unique Identifier                       : 0x3232333532
                                              : 2E256
      OverProvisioning(%)                     : 28
    
    Device is a Solid State Drive
      SSD Slot #                              : 7
      Cage                                    : 2
      Location                                : Lower
      Capacity (in bytes)                     : 200000000512
      Manufacturer ID                         : 2361
      Model Number                            : 2E256-TU2-510B00
      Serial Number                           : 11000472773
      Firmware Revision                       : PROLUIO6
      Link Rate                               : 6.0
      Unique Identifier                       : 0x3232333532
                                              : 2E256
      OverProvisioning(%)                     : 28
    


    They're 28% overprovisioned.
     
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  10. ruffy91

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    Just FYI these drives do NOT work with VSAN as VSAN requires 512 or 4k physical sector size and these are 8k. VSAN won't write anything to these SSDs.
     
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  11. wardtj

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    That and these use the crappy mptsas driver. I have tuned the 1.2tb version but 6.5 and later really does not like these. Many io stalls and you'll see target errors in your logs all day long.

    I'm moving mine from vSphere to being installed in a Linux 40gbe San box, and seeing it it behaves any better.

    These get hot too..

    Just fyi.. I like mine but I just replaced it with a 1.6tb Intel SSD and while the SSD is slower on paper it is faster under esxi due to not having driver problems...
     
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  12. kujinke

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    Dunno, I have 3 of those, 1 in each of my 3 servers Vsan cluster.
    I use 3 drives for capacity tier and 1 for caching tier in my lab. They work pretty well. Also performance seems to be great. Haven’t yet ran hcibench, but I did clone 25 vms which took almost same time like using my NetApp 2552 over nfs.
     
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    Are you on vSphere/vSAN 6.7? Which driver version are you using?
    I would love to get them working.
     
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    updated OP with new ebay listing that has these at $95
     
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  15. MarkLuvsCS

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    New seller accepted 2@$80/each

    Thanks
     
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  16. NobleX13

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    Thinking about these for my VMware hosts. I briefly owned an F40 but it died after a week. Definitely can't get an 800GB SSD for $80 any other way.
     
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  17. techtoys

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    I also picked up 2@$80/each from this seller
    I bought 10 x 4TB HGST SAS from him last week and they shipped pretty fast.
    Time to see how they perform in S2D

    I'm always worried about airflow when I use any LSI Raid controller and I bet these run hot!
     
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  18. BLinux

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    no, not too hot. mine are usually around 50~60C and work just fine.
     
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    Has anyone added a fan to these? I was thinking a small one could be mounted - it looks like it has a 5v pin.
     
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    no, hasn't been necessary in my server. the metal enclosure around the 4x SSDs are suppose to act as a heatsink. perhaps you can just use some thermal tape and just stick on a larger heatsink if you have the PCI slot next to this card vacant?
     
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