Sun Oracle Flash Accelerator F40 400GB PCIe SSD - $99 + 15 BIN

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  1. mmk

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    Following up on my own post, installed the card in a dell R710 with dual X5690's, and it works fine. This machine has a quad-port LSI SAS card, a Mellanox 10Gbe dual-port card, and a dual-port LSI 2008-based card. Works great.

    Using half the card as a ZFS ZIL (mirrored) and the other half as ZFS read cache (raid 0).


     
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    I got them at $150 for 2 shipped.
     
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  5. mmk

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    Ironic that just about a week ago they refused my offer for $80 + shipping each. You guys in US should be happy about not having to pay shipping, these are like 35-40$ shipping+tax to Europe :p
     
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    Sign me up - I've just bought in and am going to try these for the same usage as most of you. Can someone just give me a quick rundown on the over provisioning or how to update the firmware? I don't need a step by step howto just a general gist of things. Also the over provisionining/performance modes - some of you say that it's the same performance? I'll just be using these in backup servers(ZIL or ARC recommended?) and CDN servers, most likely as a way to just give the system some fast / striped data to read from. I look forward to sharing my success or failures. :)
     
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    I dont belive these are good for Zil as they have high latency. Get a 40GB/80GB Intel 320 instead, if you are lucky you can pick up a 80GB Intel S3500 for the same price too.
     
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    What kind of latency are we talking about over regular disks?
     
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    What do people use these ridiculously fast with amazing IOPS drives for? o_O
     
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    Has anyone put these in a HP Proliant? Curious if they cause the fans to go nuts. I've got a few spare PCI-E Slots and using those to get more storage in the box seems good.
     
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    Can anyone shed any light about the "UNMAP feature" on these guys? I cant find much of any info about it.
     

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    just bought two, have 2G6's and a G7, I'll let you know when they get here... hopefully it's not too bad
     
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    UNMAP is analog of TRIM but for SCSI instruction set.
     
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    So both of the cards I bought are showing 99% life remaining, and working great. One is doing ZFS cache and the other is on Storage Spaces, both in production machines. I've seen lots of posts about these running hot, but I'd say "medium warm" by touching them under load. Great solution to free up and extra drive bay :D

    I tried an offer for another 4 @ $70 ea.

    *Edit: Offer accepted for 4 @ $280 shipped.
     
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    what kind of performance do you get from using these drives as zil ?
     
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  17. gbeirn

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    Thanks I would appreciate it!
     
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  18. Arthur Krewat

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    Two things.

    First, Solaris 11.3 x86 reports all four drives support TRIM/UNMAP using:

    echo '*sd_state::walk softstate|::print struct sd_lun un_f_is_trim_supported'|mdb -k

    Second, as ZIL, they never get used, EXCEPT when the blocksize is smaller than the ZFS recordsize. Which is great in front of large arrays that don't do well with small blocksizes. It added quite the boost to a 12x1tb raidz2 that is mixed-used, and some of that use is Surveillance cameras recording video using NFS - and the cameras do a crappy 4K NFS write size. So now, the array is a lot less busy because of the F40.

    FYI, I have two of the 100GB drives as mirrored ZIL, and the other two as read cache. I already have 96GB of RAM, but I figured another 200GB of read cache couldn't hurt... ;)

    In Solaris, doing:

    zpool iostat -v <pool> 1

    Will dump a verbose iostat including the ZIL stats and read cache stats. Not sure if that works for other ZFS flavors.
     
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    Anyone else get this on POST?

    "Updating Adapter List!
    Press any key to continue..."

    This is on FreeNAS on Proxmox via pcie passthrough.
     
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    I put four of these into a striped Windows volume on my test bench. Here's what happened.

    4xWarpDrive.png


    IMG_0131.jpg
     
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