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  1. Hi guys need some help with a selection of two raid controllers. Currently I'm using an areca 1880 ix controller with 16x4tb hard drives in a ca. 50tb raid 6 array. its just a storage for large files and sometimes i need copy performance to other clients. so far sufficient. However, I have now bought a new & cheap 9460 8 port controller with 2gb and connected 8 new 10tb hard drives (one array raid 6) for tests and some benchmarks. on a ntfs partition it was possible to copy files with 400mb internally. enough for me. only the management takes a bit of getting used to. Yesterday I deliberately put two hard disks out of the backplane. the array changed too critically. However, the volume was still visible in the explorer only the content was gone. Will this come back after a rebuild? and which controller is better in terms of performance ? LSI or Areca ? less drives are better and the 9460 ist getting so hot like the areca ..... but on the areca the management and settings are very easy to configure... What advantages does Broadcom offer vs areca ????
  2. Hi Folks, Microsoft have formally stated that Windows 2016 ReFS V2 has a specific SMR Tier, designed so the OS / File System can intelligently work with the limitations of SMR drives... So far so good. But, I have been unable to find information as to what drives work with this... does this integrate well with "any" SMR drive, or does it require specific (host manageable ) drive models? Can it work with basic Drive Managed SMR drives (can it work effectively that is!) - such as the Seagate Archive series / Exos E5? Has anyone experimented with this, any experiences? (good or bad!?) Thanks