1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 24, 2009 11:01 AM by Rich96

    D975XBX2 and slow Raid 5, transfers at 5 MB/sec

    Rich96

      Hello All,

       

      I have a 2 year old D975XBX2 based PC, the specs are in next paragraph.   The C: drive is set up as RAID 5 using (4) 160GB drives.  Using Win XP's Performance Monitor while copying a large file from my C: drive to my C: drive. the average transfer speed is just under 5 MB/sec.  When I first built the PC, I used Crystal Mark to test things out, and at that time it was tested at about 12 MB/sec.  Running Crystal Mark now yields a rating of 4 MB/sec.

       

      Specs:

      Motherboard: D975XBX2
      Bios version 8231, date 4/23/2008

      Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz

      Raid 5, (4) 160GB drives

      Intel 82801GR/GH SATA RAID Controller
      Driver:  Intel, version 6.2.1.1002, date 10/31/2006
      ICH7 family
      Intel Matrix Storage Console version 6.2

      Microsoft Windows XP Pro 32 bit Service Pack 3

       

      Here's my question:  Is it possible that upgrading to the latest bios, 8238, and to the 8.8 version of the Intel Raid driver and to Matrix Storage Manager 8.8, help increase the transfer speed of the Raid 5 setup?

       

      Or do I need to reset the raid setup to raid 10, followed by reinstalling windows etc, to increase the transfer speed?

       

      Thanks in advance,  Rich.

        • 1. Re: D975XBX2 and slow Raid 5,
          Rich96

          Hello All,

           

          I downloaded the hard drive benchmark program called Crystal Disk Mark from

           

          http://crystalmark.info/?lang=en

           

          and ran it on my system.  The results are listed below.

           

          Anyone else with a Bad Axe board care to post their results???  I bet my disk is slower than your disk!

           

          Thanks,  Rich.

           

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          CrystalDiskMark 2.2 (C) 2007-2008 hiyohiyo
                Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
          --------------------------------------------------
                        Date : 2009/12/24 11:53:42

                   Test Size : 1000 MB
             Sequential Read :  152.587 MB/s
            Sequential Write :   11.717 MB/s
          Random Read 512KB :   29.950 MB/s
          Random Write 512KB :    9.401 MB/s
             Random Read 4KB :    0.329 MB/s
            Random Write 4KB :    0.228 MB/s


                   Test Size : 500 MB
             Sequential Read :  147.355 MB/s
            Sequential Write :   11.582 MB/s
          Random Read 512KB :   29.084 MB/s
          Random Write 512KB :    9.509 MB/s
             Random Read 4KB :    0.325 MB/s
            Random Write 4KB :    0.227 MB/s


                   Test Size : 100 MB
             Sequential Read :  139.578 MB/s
            Sequential Write :   12.007 MB/s
          Random Read 512KB :   34.532 MB/s
          Random Write 512KB :   10.115 MB/s
             Random Read 4KB :    0.413 MB/s
            Random Write 4KB :    0.279 MB/s


                   Test Size : 50 MB
             Sequential Read :  127.502 MB/s
            Sequential Write :   11.491 MB/s
          Random Read 512KB :   35.408 MB/s
          Random Write 512KB :    8.894 MB/s
             Random Read 4KB :    0.449 MB/s
            Random Write 4KB :    0.269 MB/s