AsRock K7vt4a pro
AMD Athlon XP 3000+
2x1GB PC3200 DDR1 (Running at 2700)
Eminent PCI Sata controller
Samsung 2TB Spinpoint ECO Green
Windows Server 2003 (Fully updated)
I have hooked up the Samsung 2TB disk and another 1GB disk to the sata controller. Now when doing benchmarks I get the following results:
Since I'm using a SATA2 HDD on a SATA1 controller (through PCI) I wasn't hoping for breakneck speeds, but this is crazy. I'm struggling to figure out why the read speed is so slow: I'm not even getting 4 MB/s. At first I thought the Samsung disk was misaligned, but that can nowhere near explain the slow speed.
Does anyone have a clue what might be causing this? Maybe the controller cannot handle disks of this size?