defrag raid?

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  1. michelin man

    michelin man IDB Construction

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    my raid setup appears to be running slower and slower.

    defrag or rebuild it?

    4 1tb drives connect to a perc 5i card.
     
  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Defragging is always a good idea. Gotta keep the filesystem tidy.

    That being said, the RAID could be slowing down because the disks are accumulating bad sectors and are having to substitute spare sectors elsewhere on the platters; that will happen to any disk over time.
     
  3. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    might want to check the disks with something like hd sentinel to see if they are having sector issues

    doesn't hurt to pull up defraggler and see if fragmentation is an issue
     

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