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Smart Array P400

filip_6
Occasional Advisor

Smart Array P400

Hello

I've installed Win 2003 R2 with a Smart Array P400 controller.

I cannot change the Controller Cache Ratio. Its been set to 100%Read and 0% Write.

As a result, reading data from server is very fast. Writing very slow.

I've tried upgrading to the latest Array Configuration Utility. but no luck.

Greetings

filip
2 REPLIES

Re: Smart Array P400

Hi Filip,

Please confirm if there is a BBWC(Battery backed Write Cache) without this installed the Write Caching can not be enabled. Also if the batteries have failed the above feature will not work.

Let me know if any updates.
filip_6
Occasional Advisor

Re: Smart Array P400

hi

its a 256MB controller without memory pack.

just found the problem. disabled volume shadow copy, and copying to the server is now flying again !

shame bout this function, but it could never compete with good old novell "salvage".