I have Windows 2008 R2 SP1 with 4 identical SATA disks (Seagate Barracude 7200) in RAID 5 array. It has 4Gb of memory; all recent updates are installed. Problem: when I copy large file from one folder to another, I get about 10MB/s average speed. When I read this file from network share via 1Gbps connection - I get about 25-30 MB/s. Both numbers seems to be low for me - but specifically I'm very frustrated with low write speed.
there is no antivirus, no hyper-v, it's just a fileserver - i when i do my tests nobody else reads/write from it (we have only 4 people in a team, so I'm sure).
Not sure if that matters, but there is only 1 logic disk "C" with all available space (1400 GB).
I'm not an admin at all, so I have no idea where to look and what other information to provide. I did run performance monitor with "% idle time", "avg bytes read", "avg byte write" - here is the screenshot:
I'm not sure why there are such obvious spikes.
Any idea? Please let me know if you need me to provide more information - what counters should I check, etc. I'm very eager to get this solved.
UPDATE: we have another Windows 2008 R2 SP1 server with 2 RAID1 arrays - one is disk C (where windows is installed, another one is disk E). It is running Hyper-V and does not have antivirus. I noticed the following behavior when I copy large file (few GBs):
- C -> C: about 50MB/sec
- C -> E: about 55MB/sec
- E -> E: 8MB/sec!!!
- E -> C: 8MB/sec!!!
what could cause this?? E drive is RAID1 array from same Seagate Barracuda 1TB drives..