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Windows 7: Slow internal file transfer on Win 7 Pro RAID1 disk

20 Mar 2014   #1
gavin2812

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Slow internal file transfer on Win 7 Pro RAID1 disk

Hi all,

I was wondering if I could speed up file transfers on my Windwos 7 machine. I currently have 2x2TB SATA drives in RAID1 configuration (see below) but I feel the transfer speed is low when copying from one folder to another.

Can anyone say what the expected speed should be and what I might be able to do to get the most out of the internal file transfer speed?

Thanks in advance.



Description Disk drive
Manufacturer (Standard disk drives)
Model AMD 1X2 Mirror/RAID1 SCSI Disk Device
Bytes/Sector 512
Media Loaded Yes
Media Type Fixed hard disk
Partitions 2
SCSI Bus 0
SCSI Logical Unit 0
SCSI Port 2
SCSI Target ID 0
Sectors/Track 63
Size 1.82 TB (1,999,993,282,560 bytes)
Total Cylinders 243,152
Total Sectors 3,906,236,880
Total Tracks 62,003,760
Tracks/Cylinder 255
Partition Disk #0, Partition #0
Partition Size 100.00 MB (104,857,600 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset 1,048,576 bytes
Partition Disk #0, Partition #1
Partition Size 1.82 TB (1,999,892,381,696 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset 105,906,176 bytes


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20 Mar 2014   #2
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Intel's onboard SATA's can perform a bit strangely, that's why I'm reluctant to use it and would prefer an dedicated RAID card instead. Nevertheless try some different bench-marking software and see if you get the same transfer rates.

Not sure if you would need to, but check segates website and see if they have anything about the drives (not given us the model otherwise I would have looked for myself) about being used in RAID configurations, or firmware updates.
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