[geeks] Slow Ultra160 performance
rescue at port11.net
Mon May 24 17:32:04 CDT 2004
Thomas Gallaway wrote:
> I am just ripping my hair out with this box. I upgraded my cubase
> machine and got a ultra160 adaptec 2100s raid card with 3 * 36gb 10k
> rpm drives. I connected them internally with 68pin to sca adapters and
> put a termination on them. When I go into the bios it shows me that
> all 3 drives run at 160mb/s speeds. I created the raid5 and installed
> the OS. Now somehow the performance is slow.
> I did some tests and get max trueput of 6mb/s. That doesnt sound
> right. It seems like it's slower than the serial ata drives I had on
> there be4. The reason why I went u160 is cause the serial ata
> controller had issues with my m-audio delta44 sound card.
> Anybody ever had something like this happening be4? Could it be
> termination issues?
Turned out to be a bad harddisk. The drive was working but made the bus
dirty and then failed a few times. The drive fell back to 80mb/s or
would disapear from the bus totally. Just filled out an RMA with seagate.
More information about the geeks