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ML 330 + Smartarray 641 Slow write

Hein_5
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ML 330 + Smartarray 641 Slow write

Hello,

We have just build up a SBS2k3 server with a SA 641 and 2 x 36 GB in a raid 1 configuration.

When writing a lot of data to the server it seems to lock up and data transfer is very poor. After stopping the data transfer the server recovers.

Does anyone have a suggestion?

Regards,

Hein.
4 REPLIES
Akos Hegedus
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Re: ML 330 + Smartarray 641 Slow write

Micha_2
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Terry Hutchings
Honored Contributor

Re: ML 330 + Smartarray 641 Slow write

It's possible to add write cache to this controller. The following URL lists the part numbers for the 64 MB and 128 MB cache options:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12069_na/12069_na.html
The truth is out there, but I forgot the URL..
Micha_2
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Re: ML 330 + Smartarray 641 Slow write


Yep, there is a option to upgrade the 641 64MB cache to 192MB. But I didnt read any post here who says "problem solved with the upgrade". Just this one:

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=650277

Can you confirm things get better with the cache upgrade ?