Solved

Adding SATA Controller

Posted on 2008-06-25
2
862 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 125 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

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article is an update and follow-up of my previous article:   Storage 101: common concepts in the IT enterprise storage This time, I expand on more frequently used storage concepts.
This article aims to explain the working of CircularLogArchiver. This tool was designed to solve the buildup of log file in cases where systems do not support circular logging or where circular logging is not enabled
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…

726 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