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S5000vsa4dimmr slow hard drive per formance

JNord1
Beginner
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I have a S5000VSA4DIMMR with 4gig ram and two WD RE4 hard drives in raid one configuration with the embedded controller running server 2003 standard 32bit. I seem to be experiencing slow hard drive performance. I ran a crystal drive benchmark and only achieved 27mbps read and write speeds. This seems slow to me.

Not sure what I can do to improve performance?

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Edward_Z_Intel
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Several things may impact disk performance. Some general suggestions:

1. Make sure you have latest firmware/driver installed. They're available here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Product_Filter.aspx?ProductID=2487&lang=eng&FamilyId=37 Download Center

2. Always choose hard drives from the http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-025416.htm Server hard drive validation test report

3. Avoid chassis vibration

4. Check your HDDs for bad sectors

JNord1
Beginner
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Thank you for the suggestions. I had thought I had updated all the drivers and firmware. I looked at them all and discovered that the 631xESB/6321ESB driver was out of date, 8.x

I updated it to 9.1.1, rebooted, and now my Crystal Disk Mark read / write speeds are in the mid 90's. Similar to the speeds I receive with the HP ML350 g6

Thank you for your assistance.

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