1 Reply Latest reply on May 15, 2017 9:21 AM by Intel Corporation

    Very slow volume RAID1

    Nortwind

      Hi,

       

      I have an HP Z800 and for the OS I have created an RAID1 volume using two Hitachi 320 GB hard disks. However, the performance I get is terrible. What is wrong? Any ideas?

       

      Thanks,

       

      Lars

      C IOPS.jpg

      and the S drive which should be similar but is much faster

      S IOPS.jpg

       

       

       

       

      These are the components

      System Report

       

      System Information

      OS name:  Microsoft Windows 7 Professional

      OS version:  6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 7601

      System name:  USER-HP

      System manufacturer:  Hewlett-Packard

      System model:  HP Z800 Workstation

      Processor:  GenuineIntel Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5 2.927  GHz

      Processor:  GenuineIntel Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5 2.927  GHz

      BIOS:  Default System BIOS, HPQOEM - 20160224

       

      Intel® Rapid Storage Technology

      Kit installed:  9.6.0.1014

      User interface version:  9.6.0.1014

      Language:  English (United Kingdom)

      Intel RAID controller:  Intel(R) ICH8R/ICH9R/ICH10R/DO/5 Series/3400 Series SATA RAID Controller

      Number of SATA ports:  6

      RAID option ROM version:  8.6.0.1007

      Driver version:  9.6.0.1014

      ISDI version:  9.6.0.1014

       

      Device Information

      Name:  Array_0000

      Size:  610 GB

      Available space:  0 GB

      Disk data cache:  Enabled

      Number of volumes:  1

      Volume member:  OS

      Number of disks:  2

      Array disk:  STA2L7MT1AH75B

      Array disk:  STA2L7MV08PRRD

       

      Name:  Array_0001

      Size:  3,815 GB

      Available space:  0 GB

      Disk data cache:  Enabled

      Number of volumes:  1

      Volume member:  DATA

      Number of disks:  2

      Array disk:  MN1220F31GM1LD

      Array disk:  MN1220F31XSDUD

       

      Name:  OS

      Status:  Normal

      Type:  RAID 1

      Size:  305 GB

      Data strip size:  64 KB

      Write-back cache:  Disabled

      System volume:  No

      Initialized:  Yes 

      Verification errors found:  0

      Blocks with media errors:  0

      Physical sector size:  512 Bytes

      Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

      Parent array:  Array_0000

      Number of disks:  2

      Array disk: STA2L7MT1AH75B

      Array disk: STA2L7MV08PRRD

       

      Name:  DATA

      Status:  Normal

      Type:  RAID 1

      Size:  1,908 GB

      Data strip size:  64 KB

      Write-back cache:  Enabled

      System volume:  No

      Initialized:  Yes 

      Verification errors found:  0

      Blocks with media errors:  0

      Physical sector size:  512 Bytes

      Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

      Parent array:  Array_0001

      Number of disks:  2

      Array disk:  MN1220F31GM1LD

      Array disk:  MN1220F31XSDUD

       

      Disk on port 0

      Port location:  Internal

      Status:  Normal

      Usage:  Array disk

      Size:  305 GB

      Serial number: STA2L7MT1AH75B

      Model:  Hitachi HDT721032SLA380

      Firmware:  ST2OA3BB

      System disk:  No

      Password protected:  No

      Disk data cache:  Enabled

      Native command queuing:  Yes 

      SATA transfer mode:  Generation 2

      Physical sector size:  512 Bytes

      Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

       

      Disk on port 1

      Port location:  Internal

      Status:  Normal

      Usage:  Array disk

      Size:  305 GB

      Serial number: STA2L7MV08PRRD

      Model:  Hitachi HDT721032SLA380

      Firmware:  ST2OA31B

      System disk:  No

      Password protected:  No

      Disk data cache:  Enabled

      Native command queuing:  Yes 

      SATA transfer mode:  Generation 2

      Physical sector size:  512 Bytes

      Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

       

      Disk on port 2

      Port location:  Internal

      Status:  Normal

      Usage:  Array disk

      Size:  1,908 GB

      Serial number:  MN1220F31GM1LD

      Model:  Hitachi HDS723020BLA642

      Firmware:  MN6OA5C0

      System disk:  No

      Password protected:  No

      Disk data cache:  Enabled

      Native command queuing:  Yes 

      SATA transfer mode:  Generation 2

      Physical sector size:  512 Bytes

      Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

       

      Disk on port 3

      Port location:  Internal

      Status:  Normal

      Usage:  Array disk

      Size:  1,908 GB

      Serial number:  MN1220F31XSDUD

      Model:  Hitachi HDS723020BLA642

      Firmware:  MN6OA5C0

      System disk:  No

      Password protected:  No

      Disk data cache:  Enabled

      Native command queuing:  Yes 

      SATA transfer mode:  Generation 2

      Physical sector size:  512 Bytes

      Logical sector size:  512 Bytes

       

      Disk on port 4

      Port location:  Internal

      Status:  Normal

      Usage:  Unknown

      Size:  0 GB

      Serial number:  M0097D10708

      Model:  HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH40L

      Firmware:  RB02

      System disk:  No

      Password protected:  No

      Disk data cache:  Disabled

      Native command queuing:  No

      SATA transfer mode:  Generation 1

      Physical sector size:  0 Bytes

      Logical sector size:  0 Bytes

       

       

       

       

        • 1. Re: Very slow volume RAID1
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hi Nortwind,

           

          I understand you are experiencing performance issues with the HP Z800 Workstation on RAID 1 volume and Windows® 7. Thank you for reporting this matter at Intel communities.
          After checking the specifications for this HP Z800 Workstation computer and I noticed that it comes with an Intel® 5520 server chipset.
          Please bear in mind that this type of controller is handled by the computer manufacturer since the chipset can be modified as part of their integration configuration.

           

          See the link below for Server support at HP
          https://h30434.www3.hp.com/

           

          Allan.