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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:55 am 
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Hello!

I have just bought a nice LS-QVL along with 3x3TB WD30EZRX Drives.
After some reading I decided to go with RAID 5 (RAID newbie here...) and thought this would be good.
The NAS took about 24 hours to sync the drives and Blue static LED on the front at finish.

First Question:
I read that the WD Desktop drives have a more radical HDD spindown policy (8 seconds? intellisleep?)
and some Users reportedly turned this off or changed to some larger time span using WDIDLE.exe

And then I read that this is no longer the case with newer EZRX drives.
Is it recommended to change my S.M.A.R.T settings?
my NAS reports them as WD30EZRX-00SPEB0

Second Question:
I use a Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter with a Cat5e to a Netgear GS105 gigabit switch and from there the Cable which comes included with the NAS.
In my testing after the disk sync finished I get:
(AFP)
21 MB max TX to the NAS, dropping to 11MB every second
21 MB max TX from the NAS, dropping to 16MB every second

(SMB)
even slower...

Are these Speeds normal? Host is a Retina Macbook, should handle loads with 400MB/s easily.
Is there something I am missing in the settings? Jumbo frames anywhere?

Thanks for any hint!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:41 pm 
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WDIDLE told me that it's still set to 8 seconds, I set it to 300 (5Minutes) now since totally disabling seems to be bad too, see here:
http://lime-technology.com/forum/index. ... ic=15554.0

Now it seems I have to reconfigure my RAID. why? I just shifted some bytes on the HDD's firmware, not the data itself...
can somebody explain this?


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