Hey everyone. I'm using a RT3WB080 with 8 segate 7200rpm 2TB drives in a raid 5 array. I am using this as storage for music production. I am getting errors sometimes from the software that it can not read from the disk fast enough. This seems crazy since when I did some tests I was seeing 1.5 GB/s read from the array. Can someone tell me the best way to optimize my setup to get the best read/write speeds from the array?
I posed some screen shots of my setup on photobucket. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I really want to get the most out of this setup.
Below is a good document:
You may want to update RAID Firmware. Check if your hard drive and drive FW is in Tested hardware and operating system list. Also check vibration, as SATA drive performance can be severely impacted by vibration.
I will read that document, but there are only a few options on this last page:
Can someone just tell me wha the proper configuration for these 6 or so settings to get teh best read/write speed out of the array?
Thanks again for the help.