Slow Samsung HDD's RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello, I have build me a home server with a Point of View ION motherboard and two Samsung 1,5T ecogreen drives. I noticed the drives being slow so I checked this with HDD Tune. The result was that the tranfer rate is 5,0MB/s on average and the CPU usage >25%. Does anyone know what to do about this. It goes for both drives so there is no difference between the one with and without OS partition. Thank you in advance for your help
    Thursday, November 12, 2009 2:28 PM

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  • Possibly the drives are running in PIO mode. Please checkout this thread and this one and this one.
    Thursday, November 12, 2009 3:08 PM
  • Thank you very much mr. Brubber. What I did was change the sata connections to ports 3 and 4 of my motherboard and the transfer rate went up to over 100 mb /s max. Also CPU usage was drastically lower. Probably the PIO issue was the cause since I resetted the WHS a few times and we had some power outages. Now everything is running again. I still think my CPU temperature is still to high (between 50 and 70 degrees celcius). Kind Regards.
    Thursday, November 12, 2009 7:08 PM