I have a Areca ARC-1883ix-24 RAID card with 2 Gigs of Cache. I am using it in a RAID 5 configuration on a NVR system running Avigilon Control Center (NVR Server Software).
I am having issues with playing footage in reverse although things are working fine otherwise.
This is a personal build of the server. I did this because a server from Avigilon cost somewhere in the 50k range and I built this for about 3k
I am using 8 4GB 6Gbs dirves at 7.2k speed.
I am curious about improving read performance of the array.
Will the Cache help? ie. Write Back.
Is it worth upgrading to 8 GB of cache if the above is true?
Is there anything else I can do other than running a RAID 0 setup? Although I might consider doing a test with RAID 0 to verify the system is capable of playing footage in reverse without issue.
Will upgrading to 12Gbs drives help this issue?
Could the back plane be causing issues? (the case is a piece of junk and has a built in back plane. Norco RPC-4216)
Is there anything else you can recommend to help this issue?