Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
?
Solved

Adding SATA Controller

Posted on 2008-06-25
2
Medium Priority
?
873 Views
Last Modified: 2008-07-08
We presently have an HP ML350 G4 Windows 2003 Server with an HP Smart Array 641.  The server is (4) years old but has run without fail - based several factors - we are looking at tuning options to improve performance.  
One suggestion is to move the pagefile off the RAID 5 drives and move to an independent drive.  For us this would require installing a SATA Controller and drive (maybe SSD) - one of my engineers says don't bother the other says it will improve performance.
I am hoping The Experts can break the tie

Thanks in advance.
0
Comment
Question by:sgilliland
2 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
kosmoraios earned 500 total points
ID: 21867263
The pagefile really shouldn't be being accessed - if it is, you need to increase your RAM. Moving the pagefile won't really increase performance that much. For the price of a new drive and SATA controller, you could do a lot more. I'd say don't bother =)

0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:reswobslc
ID: 21950316
You should tell us what your server does.  That would help substantially.

I agree with the previous comment.  If your page file is being accessed to any serious degree, then you should add RAM.  Knowing what your server does would help us guess where the bottlenecks are and suggest what might help and why.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

We look at whether swapping a controller board on a failed hard drive is likely to solve the problem.
Backups and Disaster RecoveryIn this post, we’ll look at strategies for backups and disaster recovery.
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…

584 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question