I am trying to install Server 2012 64 R2 onto a WD Velociraptor 1 TB hard drive, the mainboard is an Intel S5520HC, 16 GB ECC non-registered RAM (2x8). I installed the OS and then reattach the 500 GB WD Velociraptor that was the main drive with SBS2003 installed.
This machine was a upgrade (failed server) in September of 2011.
When I start to copy data from WD 500 GB drive, the transfer starts out 200 mbps plus and quickly falls to nothing.
I first attempted this install 05/01-05/02, the performance was so bad I pulled the installation and place the server back as SBS 2003.
I contacted WD and they thought the drive was the issue... I purchased a new WD 1TB Velociraptor as well as a WD1003FBYZ Enterprise drive.
I attempted the install this morning to the new Velociraptor, configured DNS, DHCP and Active Directory. I then restarted and attached the WD 500 Velociraptor. Same issue, transfer rate falls to less that 1 mbps all the way to zero and then continually pauses, poor transfer rate.
I then attempted the WD1003 drive and did the OS install only, connected the WD 500 Velo. drive and copied 115 GB, took about 45 min... not great but averaged over 50 mbps. I then configured AD DS and the poor transfer performance reappeared.
I contacted Intel Wednesday about the issue and received the response below... BTW, I searched and found where others are using the S5520HC mainboard with Server 2012. I have a 10 year old server I am running Server 2012 on.
Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks in Adanvce.
Intel Customer Support Service Request Management request # 8001118865 has been updated.
Good Afternoon Phil,
Thank you for contacting Intel Technical Support.
We have found that the Operating System Windows Sever 2012 is not
supported by this board, so, in this case if you want to update the
Operating System you can download the Windows Server 2008.
You can find the Operating Systems supported by this board in the
You can get the driver for your server board at the following link:
In the other hand, in regards the issue you got with the performance
when transferring data from the old drive to the new drive, we would
like to know if you have a RAID configuration or you are just using a
single drive without any RAID configuration.
Important Note: if you need additional help with your request, we would
appreciate it if you answered this e-mail and not writing a new email,
unless it is an entirely different matter.
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