Please excuse my simple question, but I would appreciate some insight / direction.
Why does it take soooooo long to transfer files from a RAID stripe set to an eSATA connected SATA 3 drive?
-Dell Workstation 690
-Stripe Set using Dell motherboard RAID controller - using 2 WD 7200rpm Drives
-eSATA connection to BlacX eSATA dock with 7200 rpm WD SATA 3 drive
-4GB RAM / 2-Dual Core 3.0 GHz Zeon processors
It's taken about 80 minutes to transfer 150GByte file (1.88 GB / min)...
With SATA 3 speeds being 3.0 G / Sec and the RAID set having even higher performance, I just don't see how it can take so long for such a transfer take place.... evening allowing for overhead of Win XP, etc...
Let's say the machine could only get 0.5 G / Sec transfer instead of 3.0 G, it should only be around 6 mins -- not 80.
Also -- I did go to Computer Admin > Device Manager > IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers > Primary IDE Channel -- and made sure Ultra DMA 2 is selected. (There are two other controllers listed: 1) Intel 631xESB/6321ESB Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 269E, 2) Intel 631xESB/632xEST SATA AHCI Controller..... However, neither of these controllers have an "advanced" tab to confirm the Ultra DMA is being used.)