I've been playing around with Bonnie++ and although it is a synthetic benchmark, I'm not happy with the results. Then again perhaps I should have ran multiple copies. Running this one test placed a very high load on the system (>10)...I can only assume the CPU is being utilized so much due to the fact this is a synthetic benchmark as the 5805 has a 1.2ghz dual core processor with 512mb of RAM on it. Write cache is enabled on the card.
Going to run some iozone benchmarks before I nuke everything and start over. I've thought about running RAID 10 and at a loss of another drive, but doesn't that seem like a waste of $$$ in addition to a waste of resources (ie the card would barely be utilized).
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