Code: uname -a SunOS Keyhole.network.lan 5.11 snv_101b i86pc i386 i86pc Solaris Code: zfs list NAME USED AVAIL REFER MOUNTPOINT rpool 6.27G 48.4G 72K /rpool rpool/ROOT 2.52G 48.4G 18K legacy rpool/ROOT/opensolaris 2.52G 48.4G 2.39G / rpool/dump 1.87G 48.4G 1.87G - rpool/export 2.28M 48.4G 19K /export rpool/export/home 2.26M 48.4G 21K /export/home rpool/export/home/guest 22.5K 10.0G 22.5K /export/home/guest rpool/export/home/xistence 2.22M 48.4G 2.22M /export/home/xistence rpool/swap 1.87G 50.2G 16K - storage 289G 3.28T 33.6K /storage storage/media 246G 3.28T 246G /storage/media storage/virtualbox 28.8K 3.28T 28.8K /storage/virtualbox storage/xistence 42.7G 3.28T 42.7G /storage/xistence Code: zpool list NAME SIZE USED AVAIL CAP HEALTH ALTROOT rpool 55.5G 4.40G 51.1G 7% ONLINE - storage 4.53T 361G 4.18T 7% ONLINE - Code: zpool status pool: rpool state: ONLINE scrub: none requested config: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM rpool ONLINE 0 0 0 c4d0s0 ONLINE 0 0 0 errors: No known data errors pool: storage state: ONLINE scrub: none requested config: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM storage ONLINE 0 0 0 raidz1 ONLINE 0 0 0 c5d0 ONLINE 0 0 0 c5d1 ONLINE 0 0 0 c6d0 ONLINE 0 0 0 c6d1 ONLINE 0 0 0 c7d0 ONLINE 0 0 0 errors: No known data errors Drives in the machine: 1 x 60 GB Seagate (soon will have a second 60 GB Seagate to make the rpool a mirror) 5 x 1 TB Seagate Barracuda (storage pool, raidz1) Raidz is basically 4 storage drive and 1 parity. I can lose a single drive out of the 5 installed and all of my data will still be safe. I will soon hopefully be getting some more money so I can add a sixth drive as the hot spare. Copying data to it, I was unable to max out writing to it. My laptop internal hard drive does a maximum of 25 MB/sec, my external firewire drive maxes out at 30 MB/sec. Reading the data and then encrypting it over SSH to send with rsync sent my outgoing speed over my GigBit lan to 55 MB/sec, that caused reads from my internal drive and external drive to be maxed out, and my CPU to be maxed out encrypting the data to be sent over SSH. The server hardly hiccuped. I was watching zpool iostat, and every so often it would do writes out to the raidz1 at almost 200 MB/sec. Split between the 5 drives that equals to 40 MB/sec so I did not even max out the individual drives in terms of write speeds. Not sure what my kinda of cheap motherboard max transfer speed for SATA is when writing to all the devices on the SATA bus at the same time .