sloooooow transfer speeds

Discussion in 'RAID Controllers and Host Bus Adapters' started by costeen, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. costeen

    costeen New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    First off...hello everyone this is my first post here. I am a super noob when it comes to RAID and SAS or anything server related. Here's a little background, I bought 2 6tb seagate drives on ebay for $85 each best offer and didn't notice they were SAS drives. I could have returned them but they shipped so fast and the seller didn't seem willing to deal with it so I told myself it's time to learn a new interface now. 4 raid HBA cards later I got some that recognise the discs in my computer and they show up fine but from one of my SATA HDDs to the seagate SAS HDDs it transfers at awful slow rates compared to transferring from SATA to SATA internally. her'es my setup if anyone can give me advice on how to get the full potential out of this setup and get higher speeds I'm all ears...
    Ill insert images of my setup using anvil, I didnt show test results due to a large tranfer in progress but i also will show a screen shot of the rate between D: and M:
    DRIVE C SATA
    [​IMG]
    DRIVE D SATA
    [​IMG]
    DRIVE M SAS
    [​IMG]
    DRIVE N SAS
    [​IMG]
    TRANSFER SPEED
    [​IMG]
     
    #1
  2. Patriot

    Patriot Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2011
    Messages:
    1,201
    Likes Received:
    626
    #2
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2018
  3. Tooms

    Tooms New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2018
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    16
    do you use compression ? that will cost some performance
     
    #3
  4. costeen

    costeen New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    oh...that would help...lol the controller is a IBM m1015 not sure the firmware it was an Ebay special but it seemed to work without having to cross flash it. Is there a fool proof way to check the firmware version? The drive model is st6000NM0034 I thought and once again not sure on the firmware.
    Not normally its just files and stuff added to the drive.
     
    #4
  5. Rand__

    Rand__ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2014
    Messages:
    2,816
    Likes Received:
    380
    #5
  6. costeen

    costeen New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm learning as I go, reading till my head hurts....lol I tried the flashing method in the link you posted but cant get past the UEFI boot selection in my bios. Back to the grind stone i guess.
     
    #6
  7. costeen

    costeen New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    btw i now get an error after rebooting when i open MSM
    [​IMG]
     
    #7
  8. costeen

    costeen New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    I did manage to get deeper into MSM and found this...
    MegaRAID Storage Manager 13.11.01.06Profile Summary - Generated on Tue Jan 01 12:04:44 EST 2019
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SERVER---
    Server IP: 26.16.235.226
    Server Name: newmain-PC
    OS name: Windows 7
    OS Version: 6.1
    OS Architecture: x86_64
    Driver Name: megasas2.sys
    Driver Version: 5.2.116.64
    Application Version: MegaRAID Storage Manager - 13.11.01.06

    HARDWARE---
    Controller: ServeRAID M1015 SAS/SATA Controller(Bus 2,Dev 0)
    Status: Optimal
    Firmware Package Version:20.10.1-0052
    Firmware Version: 2.120.144-1325
    BBU: NO
    Enclosure(s): 1
    Drive(s): 2
    Virtual Drive(s): 0

    Enclosures---
    PRODUCT NAME TYPE STATUS
    Backplane Sgpio OK

    Drives---
    CONNECTOR PRODUCT ID VENDOR ID STATE DISK TYPE CAPACITY POWER STATE
    Port 0 - 3 ST6000NM0034 SEAGATE JBOD SAS 5.457 TB On
    Port 0 - 3 ST6000NM0034 SEAGATE JBOD SAS 5.457 TB On
     
    #8
  9. Rand__

    Rand__ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2014
    Messages:
    2,816
    Likes Received:
    380
    Whats the issue there? If you have an USB stick (UEFI bootable) then boot from that, else you have to switch to the drive (eg by 'blkA:') to be able to run the executable saved on it

    And very much looks like IR Mode to me -> flash to IT if all you need is jbod
     
    #9
  10. costeen

    costeen New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    I finally got my drive to boot to UEFI but now it says the adapter cannot be found but its there and sees the drives and all. I still keep getting the fatal error warning and wonder if its related to the adapter not being found when i do "sas2flash.efi -listall" it says no LSI adapters were found.
     
    #10
  11. costeen

    costeen New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    and here it is at bootup(the adapter) but sas2flash says its not there
    [​IMG]
     
    #11
  12. Rand__

    Rand__ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2014
    Messages:
    2,816
    Likes Received:
    380
    Have you tried megarec? Looks like it got IBM/Lenovo firmware installed
     
    #12
  13. costeen

    costeen New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'll look into it...thanks.
    [​IMG]
     
    #13
  14. Rand__

    Rand__ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2014
    Messages:
    2,816
    Likes Received:
    380
    #14
  15. costeen

    costeen New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    got it using a mix of magarec and sas2flash(not flsh) and got it...now do you reccomend a program besides MSM to configure it? it seems theres less info and options available on MSM now.
     
    #15
  16. costeen

    costeen New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    and transfer speeds are way better now.
    [​IMG]
    and this is from an external usb 3.0 drive to the seagate.
     
    #16
  17. Rand__

    Rand__ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2014
    Messages:
    2,816
    Likes Received:
    380
    If you convert the card to IT you will not need to 'manage' it any more since all you have are individual drives (which you can then set up in software raid or a z level however you want)
     
    #17
    Patriot likes this.
  18. Patriot

    Patriot Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2011
    Messages:
    1,201
    Likes Received:
    626
    ... Do you have any other local storage of known speeds to transfer of without having to worry about USB3 drive i/o constraints?
    Chipset sata perhaps... or you know do some traditional speed tests, ram to drive.
     
    #18
Similar Threads: sloooooow transfer
Forum Title Date
RAID Controllers and Host Bus Adapters Very slow transfer speeds between disks May 1, 2017
RAID Controllers and Host Bus Adapters Cheapest way to transfer array from LSI based card (9260-16i) to new raid controller? Apr 11, 2016
RAID Controllers and Host Bus Adapters Windows 7 file transfer hangs between pair of MHES18-XTC Infiniband HBAs Feb 23, 2013

Share This Page