New to open media vault, I have an old tranquil BBS which has I believe has a silicon image sil3124 Sata card in it. It’s a sata ii card supposed to be capable of 3Gbps
I had a 2tb drive and recently bought 2x4tb and 1x2tb to fill the other slots (os drive is a 180gb intel ssd). My planning was to have mirrored 4tb as my music server drive and the two 2tb as my family/photo/docs drive.
Anyway I started last night creating the raid array on the 2tb drives and it’s performance was 40MB per second and took almost 12 hours at a guess. Today I did same for the two brand new 4tb drives and again it’s max write speed is 40MB/s. This speed seems very slow and being both sets of drives are seeing same write speed I am beginning to think it’s a config/driver issue for the sata card.
Anyone got any thoughts on if 40MB/s is actually reasonable for setting up the array and if not what I can do to potentially sort the issue.
Formatting the 2tb array didn’t seem to take too long (maybe 20min) I can take exact time from 4tb one when it’s ready tonight or tomorrow.