hi, i have been trying to find why a server is not giving me the speed i want, and i might find out that HDD are not fast enought.
first , it is a server with ms server 2003, 2 raid (one raid1 for C: 2x36G, and one raid5 for data 3X140G) i never mount my server with 2 raid like that, but thats the way i pick it up. the HDD are Fujitsu MAW3147NC and MAP3367NC scsi-3, i dont know if these were good to buy but i know in ws they are shit and slow.
does my server 2003 have a setting to change the way it give ressource to NIC or HDD , let me explain.
here the test i make, from a ws nic 1gig i transfert a folder(7Gig 16000 file) from server to ws it take aprox 12minute, if i transfert the same folder, on the server from D: to C: it take 12 minute. and in both case CPU usage is 10-15%, when i transfert from WS to server USAGE of nic is 15-20% (should it be 100%??) and another test i did is i start 6 ws to download the same folder, it take for ever on the ws and the server CPU usage was aprox 20% and nic usage was 35-45%, if i have 6 ws downloading fron server it should take all the bandwidht and should load the CPU more than 20% ???
thats how i came to think that my HDD are not fast enought.
let me know what you think !