ZFS Recommendations for a new server

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at stonehenge.com
Tue Jun 3 23:41:09 UTC 2014

>>>>> "Warren" == Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> writes:

Warren> Second, because it allows ZFS to deal directly with the disks.
Warren> If the disks are hidden under a hardware RAID system, it can
Warren> keep ZFS from seeing problems when they first begin.

Somewhat apocryphal, since I can't seem to google the reference, but
I've heard that ZFS actually detected checksum problems in supposedly
production-hardware RAID boxes.

In another story, I've heard that using super cheap but fast disks with
a good ZFS controller is more cost effective (and faster) than the
equivalent hardware RAID solutions.

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