Friday, August 8, 2008

FreeNAS 0.7 on an Intel DG965WH


I've installed FreeNAS 0.7 AMD64 (revision 3514) on an Intel DG965WH Mainboard.

CPU: Core2Duo 6300 @ 1.86GHz (standard)
Mem: 2 GB RAM (Kingston HyperX - KHX6400D2K2/2G)
Harddisks: 4x SAMSUNG HD501LJ (configured as RAIDZ)

The HELIOS LAN Test showed me up to 80 MByte/s Read and Write...

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi HarryD,

So just to clarify.. the onboard SATA and NIC simply worked with FreeNAS, no extra drivers required?

harryd said...

Right! It worked out of the box. Please be aware that FreeNAS 0.7 is in an alpha-release. But IMHO it should also work with a 0.6xx version.

Anonymous said...

Forgive my ignorance, but does the AMD64 build have any problems with an Intel based processor?

harryd said...

About the AMD64 and Intel CPUs... it depends :-) On most of the newer Intel CPUs it shold work (as they support x86-64). Details you can find here -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amd64

Sam said...

Hello HarryD,

Did you configure the SATA controller as RAID via the Intel Matrix Storage BIOS?

Thanks for an answer in advance...

harryd said...

Hi Sam,

no I've used ZFS and created a RAIDZ...

th3joker said...

Hi HarryD,

Have you had any problems with the zpool disappearing after a reboot.

harryd said...

Hi th3joker,

no I've never seen that problem. Are you able to do a 'zfs import' of that pool?

Jonas said...

Im haveing issues with performance on raidz for Freenas. Right now i have four 500GB disks in a raidz1 pool.

Trying to dd 1GB file to my pool is only giving a write performance of 47MB/s. If i test one single disk with diskinfo -tv i get write 48-82MB.

harryd said...

Hi Jonas,

can you give me some more details. Do you have the same Mobo? How do you use dd? Which Harddisks?

Regards, harryd