We recently set up a vmware esxi free edition 3.5 host for our Exchange server an SQL server
I wanted to share my hdd speed tests to see if the speed is correct or similar to what it should be. I have installed a couple other RAID 10 arrays and when testing noticed the graph stays pretty even all the way across.
This implementation seems to Vary widely from over 900Mbps to under 100Mbps.
Is this normal? What are my next steps for troubleshooting?
Below is my configuration, let me know if you need any more info.
- Dell Poweredge 2900
- ESXi 3.5
- Dual Quad core processors
- 20 GB memory
- Perc 5i
- Adaptive read ahead
- Write back
- RAID 10 with 8 drives
- 300GB 10K SAS (Varying manufacturers)
- Windows Server 2003 (800GB total)
o File Shares
- Windows Server 2003 (200GB total)
o SQL Server
Im pretty sure the stripe size is 64kb, I did not change from default.