Oh… just in case you are searching for the Promise m500i…. it is VTrak not VTrack. So try this search.
Here are some impressions of the training in Dortmund. Quite many information and hopefully a brand new e-class test setup in the next months. Impressingly enough: the 1.8l 4 cylinder engine of this Toyota made 100km with about 25l… the display even showed 90,9l/100km from time to time…quite frightening. Oh and some words to the […]
So I was asked why I would accept another test, after all the unsuccessful tests and support calls. The point is that I wanted to give Promise a second chance because they contacted us on their own talking about concerns they have that we do have some problems with their Promise VTrak m500i. After all […]
You may ask why we are still testing the VTrak M500i… well… this and more details when I am awake in some hours, until then: administrator@cli> shutdown -a shutdown **** Shut down in progress **** administrator@cli> Shutdown complete. It is now safe to power off the subsystem.
Today is a great day! We just finished the packaging of the Promise VTrak m500i and it’s hard disks. And soon it’s going to get back to Promise. As you may have noticed we had trouble with our newly bought m500i. Very serious troubles that all pointed to one source: Promise. The firmware of the […]
This time we got a Hardware RAID0 Volume with 4 drives which made a volume size of 2431630530 sectors = 1187320 Megabyte. Interface-Transferrate with a blocksize of 128 sectors at 0.0 percent of the capacity: sequential read rate medium (unthrottled): 46290 Kilobyte/s sequential read rate Read-Ahead (Latency 1.52 ms): 44762 Kilobyte/s repeatedly sequential read (“coretest”): […]
After all strange things that we got to deal with using the Promise VTrak we made some benchmarks (which took about 10 hours each complete run). So here are the results of the first test: We made a Hardware RAID5 Volume with 5 drives which made a volume size of 1945310850 sectors = 949859 Megabyte. […]
I wrote a short article about the lately arrived Promise m500i Storage Array and it’s not-functioning. After we had to wait the complete weekend it was time to call the technical support again and ask for purification…well sort of :-). The good news: The guy remembered that he talked to me. He even remembered what […]
Do you remember when I wrote about the brand-new Promise M500i iSCSI appliance? Yeah. They delivered it four days ago. And we’re nearly there getting it to work…but as usual: first things first! This is the little bugger: And that’s the whole rack: So what happened: We ordered the Promise M500i and 15 250 Gbyte […]
I just started the formating of a 3 Tbyte truecrypt volume which is located on a Promise Vtrak m500i connected via 1 Gbit/s iSCSI… This is some serious big truecrypt volume, isn’t it? (at least today it is…)
I am about to attend an event by Promise Germany and QLogic. The two partners are going to present their current products and focus on the technical side of storage area networks and current solutions (VTrak… remember? We have several of them…) I just got the car from the rental so expect some pictures of […]
So here we are with another Promise VTrak m500i and another 14 250 GByte drives… This time it seems that everything is working – even the DHCP request did not result in a complete crash of the appliance… This time we won’t use the complete 3.1 Tbyte storage space as one humongous volume. This time […]
Well… first there was a 1.3 TByte RAID5 volume that showed several defect sectors…and then it disappeared completely. Now what? – We changed the internal cabling of the host system … nothing changed. The SCSI Interface Card does see an Easyraid X8P device but no volume shows up in the Disk Management. Fortunatly I made […]
So today it continues. After the dissappointing things that happened around the Promise VTrak m500i we started to put the other machines together to do some testing. Therefore we have: Machine 1: Pentium 4 (Prescott) 3 Ghz 2 Gigabyte of RAM onboard Promise(!) FastTrack 597 SATA 4 Port Onboard SATA 2×80 Gigabyte (Western Digital) 3×250 […]
So there it is: It was finally decided that the existing storage should be extended. And after some discussions it came clear that it would be an iSCSI solution. It was also clear that 1.3 Terabyte would not be enough if we would not extend the storage again in a few months. So we went […]