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Biostar A880GU3 Motherboard + Sempron 130 - 5.0b10 Level 1 Tested


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This test is with unRAID 5.0b10.


MB: Biostar A880GU3, BIOS updated to 080016  01/25/2011

CPU: Sempron 130 - 2.6GHz single-core AM3

RAM: Single stick GSKILL Ripjaws 4GB - DDR3-1333 (F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL)

Flash: Verbatim Store 'n' Go 2GB

SATA Card: Supermicro PCIe AOC-SASLP-MV8 8-Port SAS/SATA

Cables: 2 x LSI/3Ware CBL-SFF8087OCF-05M

PS: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W

NIC: Intel Pro 1000 MT GBit 8390MT PCI

Case: Rosewill Destroyer and two Supermicro CSE-M35T1 5-in-3 cages


parity (sdb) Hitachi 2TB HDS723020BLA642 - Motherboard

disk1 (sdc) Hitachi 2TB HDS723020BLA642 - Motherboard

disk2 (sdd) Hitachi 2TB HDS5C3020ALA632 - Motherboard

disk3 (sde) Hitachi 1TB HDS721010CLA332 - Motherboard

disk4 (sdg) SAMSUNG 2TB HD204UI - AOC

disk5 (sdh) Seagate 2TB ST2000DL003-9VT166 - AOC

disk6 (sdi) Hitachi 2TB HDS5C3020ALA632 - AOC

(No cache drive yet)


Memtest ran for 24hrs without error.


The attached syslog is from unRAID's second multi-day run. The first run was uneventful but I had to move from the server off the floor and to battery backup. Over the last few days I've copied 7+TB to multiple array shares without a hitch using both rsync from another unRAID and a Windows 7 system. Performance has been average. (65-85MB/s reads, 20-30MB writes, depending on array drive). I'll update with better tests & tweaks if I'm able before giving up the box.


Two oddities:

1) The Intel nic, because I had several and didn't want to fight the Realtek with 5.0b driver changes.

2) There's an unused drive in the system that isn't part of the array. It was being precleared for another system and I forgot about it.


While this board isn't a likely pick for new systems - it only has four on-board SATA ports, one PCIe x16 slot, and two PCI slots - it does appear to work reasonably well without effort. There are still a few syslog warnings I'd like to clean out but they can wait for 5.0 stable.


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