Slow backup restore with 3ware RAID 9500s
Posted on 2007-03-23
I have a 3ware 9500s that is doing a restore to a RAID 1 configuration via an external USB 2.0 Maxtor HDD. The restore or should I say the backup that I want to retore is from an Asus K8V Deluxe that is running RAID 1 via the MOBO to the new system with the 3ware RAID 1. Originally the backup of approx 78GB took one and a half hours, now when I go to do the restore on the new PC the restore is taking 1 day and 5 hours. Is this normal? The new PC MOBO is an Asus P5W DH Deluxe and I have made sure that the BIOS and Chipsets are up to date. The funny thing is that if I try to restore the backup from the PC of where I took it (K8V Deluxe) the restore is about 1hr 45 min, maybe 2 hrs. The BIOS on the RAID controller is also up to date.