2.7 Terabyte array and bsdlabel on 5.3-BETA2 wierdness

Brent Wiese brently at bjwcs.com
Wed Sep 1 17:12:24 PDT 2004

> dmesg: 
> 3ware device driver for 9000 series storage controllers, 
> version:
> twa0: <3ware 9000 series Storage Controller> port 
> 0xc800-0xc8ff mem 0xfb800000-0xfbffffff,0xfe9ffc00-0xf

Pre-9500 controllers have a hardware limit of 2TB per RAID volume. Likely
that's your issue.

And, before you decide to break it into 2 RAID volumes, be aware the highly
optimized and blazing fast performance is *only* on the first volume.
Additional volumes are very slow. Its something 3ware doesn't advertise but
will usually admit to if confronted.


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