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Software Raid 3 - Slow File Transfers

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Cypres0099, Oct 22, 2007.

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    Hey everyone! I stumbled upon this site while searching for the answer to my problem. So thanks for taking a look and for any input you can provide.

    I am using Windows Server 2003 on a machine with the following:

    Athlon xp 2700+
    1gb ddr400
    Netcell raid card

    as a file server. I set up software raid 3 with 5 (250gb) hard drives using the Netcell application. I would have preferred hardware raid, but hey, I do what I can.

    Anyway, the thing has been working fine for over 2 years, but in the past few months I have been noticing abysmal transfer rates. Transfer rates over my gigabit network are less than 1.5mb/s when transferring to or from the raid array. When transferring to or from the C: drive, the speeds are as quick as can be expected. Transferring from the C: drive to the raid array is equally painstaking, so I have ruled out a network problem. Additionally the array is free of fragmented files.

    My raid array is at 94% capacity. Could this be causing the problem? This problem is making things like burning DVD's, transferring video files, and editing pictures a real problem.

    Can you guys think of any thing?

    Ben
     
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    Anything at all?
     
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    I guess nobody knows?
     
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