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Windows 7: Could Windows 7 software RAID1 slow down PC's response?

12 Jan 2012   #1
Nick2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Could Windows 7 software RAID1 slow down PC's response?

Hi,

I have a Q9450 CPU, 8GB RAM, 6 HDDs and Win7 x64.
A few days ago I've mirrored one of the storage HDDs, a 2TB Samsung, using Windows 7 Storage Manager, using an identical 2TB Samsung.
Everything seems OK, the matrix is healthy, etc.
But, it feels like the system isn't as snappy as before, and the only thing that the PC is doing on that mirrored array is that uTorrent uploads at max 100KB/s.

Could Windows 7 software RAID1 slow down PC's response?




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12 Jan 2012   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nick2 View Post
Hi,

I have a Q9450 CPU, 8GB RAM, 6 HDDs and Win7 x64.
A few days ago I've mirrored one of the storage HDDs, a 2TB Samsung, using Windows 7 Storage Manager, using an identical 2TB Samsung.
Everything seems OK, the matrix is healthy, etc.
But, it feels like the system isn't as snappy as before, and the only thing that the PC is doing on that mirrored array is that uTorrent uploads at max 100KB/s.

Could Windows 7 software RAID1 slow down PC's response?

Are you by chance indexing the RAID? with a volume that size it might take a week to index. Indexing is usually set to run only when idle.
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12 Jan 2012   #3
Nick2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

The drive should already be indexed. It was connected months ago. The mirror drive has been added 2 days ago.
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