Adaptec Controller 2130S PCI - Windows 2003 Server Running Slow
Posted on 2011-10-18
I had this windows 2003 Server on Adaptec 2130 SCSI PCI Controller (three 147GB SCSI 15K HD on RAID 5) that has been running fine for about 4 years. All of sudden it became very SLOW any command whether it is to open My Computer, running an existing programs ... etc.
So I moved all the programs to another server and decided to find out what is going on with this box.
I installed Windows 2003 Server from the scratch after reformatting existing partition and it ran like a sick puppy ... same as before.
So I hooked up a SATA HD to the Motherboard (disconnected the controller cable from the 2130S) and loded Windows 7. It runs like a charm. So I concluded that there is nothing wrong with the computer,CPU, RAM or Motherboard.
It has to be either Controller or SCSI Hard Drives or RAID 5 Build itself. When I can go into Adaptec BIOS screen and it says each HD is optimal.
I could delete existing RAID and recreate a RAID, but since I have loaded Windows 2003 Server already, if that is not the problem, I wil l be wasting my time.
So what do you think I should do next?