SGTARKY wrote:I have a thought ... that you should check if your sata drives are 4KB sector size. I have heard of some issues with this .... not necessarily related to this. If this is the case then some sector alignment may help. There may be other parameters that help ... relating to caching .... (see e.g. hdparm for linux). Also to state the obvious a 135GB drive is smaller than a 500GB drive and will take at least 4 times longer to fomat etc. These are some thoughts only.
I added 2 sata drives on a x4100m2. When I try to install an os on it (2008 and 2012) it is really slow, it even takes 20 min just to make/format new drives. However when I put my SAS drives back in everything installs fine. Anyway I would like to know what the issue is, these are 2 500 gig satas....the sas's are 135gig. I might roll with it like its, if I can add my 2 satas as storage