Never mind that last comment, I see Chris S above said swapping out the controller would probably only make a small improvement. This will confirm your NTFS allocation unit size. We have a client who is complaining about performance of an application which utilizes an MS SQL database. I feel like there is a different issue of the card not being recognized as a bootable drive. Never found a great fix. I can say that the card always initialized before the motherboard BIOS gave you the option to go to it.

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ConcernedOfTunbridgeWells 8, 2 25 Hp requires a payment to even let me ask a damn question. This will confirm your NTFS allocation unit size. 77

Alright so the LEDs state that it is working on a command from the host driver. SteveBurkett 1, 4 6.

Ill have to see about how to manually install a driver. So Windows won’t even recognize a device without drivers? You may also want to run fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo x: Never found a great fix. Add in a low end controller and things will not get better. So, from the device menu, I update the driver?

I think it simply may not be compatible with a non hp server board. I guess I should have mentioned that at this point we are kind of at arms with the client arguing that the software is not the issue and the servers are not performing as well as they should so in turn they are not currently willing to spend money to do hardware upgrades – I am just windowe to prove to the client that the server is performing optimally with the hardware available, because they believe that it is not.


So, the first one I would think. You should probably post the configuration raid levels, where it stores datafiles and where it stores logfiles. So, my BIOS should recognize the device right?

hardware – RAID Array performance on an HP Proliant ML G5 Smart Array Ei – Server Fault

These are the only physical disks available to the server so both logs and data, including operating system data and paging file are all on the same physical disk array there are 2 wkndows drives with the OS data being separate. The Ei has notoriously poor performance, as documented by Lukas here and Ryan here. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. If it is 64k, wibdows is a best practice for SQL, I would want something larger than for the starting offset.

Are these numbers on par for what the server should be performing? You should not be having a “pseudo-degraded” Raid5 as a database backing store.

Sign up using Email and Password. It seems like it wants a folder with the driver files inside. I had Debian on one of the raid volumes to boot from so it should recognize the drives fine if the card is functioning.


Here is an excellent article aindows calculating partition offset. Is that possibly the issue?

Smart Array E200i Controller Drivers

For example, how are the disks set up? Never mind that last comment, I see Chris S above said swapping out the controller would probably only make a small improvement. AFAIK is the slowest possible disk configuration.

I can’t find anything online to help. Does wiindows Smart Array Ei have a backup battery write cache installed?

Good call, sorry for not including that in the first place. Winddows constantly searches on non-indexed columns. That’s why I wasn’t sure. I know I configured it when I ran it in a server. However data rate readings can lie!