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Smart Array 5i Performance Issue

 
Joe Ryan
New Member

Smart Array 5i Performance Issue

I have a DL380 with a Smart Array 5i controller.
The specs are:
64-Bit PCI
Embedded

Hardware Revision - B
Firmware - 1.92
Rebuild - Low
Expand - Low
Number of Arrays - 1
# of Logical - 1
# of Physical - 4

Array Accelerator
Present - Yes
Cache - Enabled
Accelerator Ratio - 100% Read / 0% Write
Read Cache - 49152 KB

Obviously it takes a tremendous amount of time to do any amount of copying files or writing in general.

I tried going into the ACU but it will not allow me to change the Ratio to a 50/50. Anybody with any help on this matter would be appreciated. Do I need a Firmware update to be allowed to make the change?

Thanks in advance.
2 REPLIES 2
Ole Thomsen
Frequent Advisor

Re: Smart Array 5i Performance Issue

To enable write cache you need the battery backup option for the 5i.

Ole Thomsen
Frogman
Frequent Advisor

Re: Smart Array 5i Performance Issue

Seconds on the above. Cache is needed.

You can also try the newer firmware

Online ROM Flash Component for Windows - Smart Array 5i and SA-532 2.62 C
23 Mar 05

you can get it from

http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/locate/69_3582.html

Regards
Froggy