10 Replies Latest reply on Jan 4, 2010 7:40 PM by bgrigg

    Intel Matrix Storage Manager - Very Slow RAID5 Build Time

    bgrigg

      New to Intel Matrix Storage Mgr (used to Dell, HP, Adaptec).  Issue with a SuperMicro (SuperWorkstation 5036T-T) which has an Intel X58 + ICH10R chipset.  The box has (4) 250GB SATA 7200RPM drives in it with SBS2008 (64bit) loaded.  As soon as we installed IMSM 8.9.0.1023, drives 1, 2, & 3 blink red (drive 0 is fine) and the system is EXTREMELY slow.  IMSM shows the array and all 4 drives are OK...NOT rebuilding as the manual suggests if you see a blinking red light on a drive.  We've done some research and it seems there's issues with 8.9 (http://communities.intel.com/message/77527).  But since we're unfamiliar with IMSM, we're not sure if we should uninstall and put 8.8 on as the above link suggests...I don't think I'd be willing to risk 9.5 beta.  And do we have to wait for it to rebuild (drives to stop blinking red)...if that ever actually happens?  Or is there something else wrong here?  Also, if we reboot and look in the RAID BIOS, it also shows array and drives are OK.

       

      Thanks in advance,

      Brian