Any use a RAID controller other than a PERC4 DC with a Dell PV 220s?
Posted on 2007-09-27
We have several dell Powervault 220s's that are connected to dell servers running windows 2003 with PERC 4/DC controllers. The performance is HORRIBLE max 60-70MB/sec no matter what the configuration RAID0, RAID5, RAID1. I have the latest drivers and firmware I get significantly better performance (2.5x better reads in RAID5) when I just make each disk it's own volume on the controller and then use software raid.
It would seem from posts in other boards that I am not alone with the performance issues with this setup and I am wondering if anyone out there has had any success in getting this setup to perform. Alternativly I would like to know if anyone has a non-Dell branded RAID controler that is known to perform well with the Powervault 220s.