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Puzzled installing Win Server 2012 Essentials R2


justaguy
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I'm setting up a Gen 8 for my home server and one thing has me puzzled.

 

I put a 1tb sata2 drive bay 1, set the controller to RAID, created a RAID 0 array, and installed using intelligent provisioning (1.60) and everything worked fine. This was a "dry run" to make sure iTunes and Tivo Desktop would work.

 

Next I removed the 1tb drive. Installed my Kingston Hyperx 240gb SSD in the ODD area, ran a cable to port 5, create a RAID 0 array, and installed using intelligent provisioning. As I loaded up iTunes, Tivo Desktop I noticed that every few minutes the Gen 8 would just seem to "pause". I shutdown and added a couple of drives (bays 3&4) in a 2nd RAID 0 array for data and started copy over my Tivo archive files and iTunes library. Still getting the "pause" while copy files other the network to the two drive RAID 0 array. Processor, network, and disk I/O drop to 0 and the Gen8 will not respond to keyboard input or mouse clicks (the screen cursor does still follow mouse movement).

 

I removed the SSD but the 1tb drive back in bay 1 and not only do I not get the hang or pause delay but the Gen8 "feels" faster than with the SSD. CrystalDiskMark showed sequential Read/Write test in the 250MBs range which I think is about right for a SSD on a SATA 2 port.

 

Any ideas? For now I'm just continuing to setup with the 1tb drive in bay 1. I really wanted all 4 bays for data.

 

Thanks

 

Michael

 

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To be clear --this "port 5" you are using; is that the SATA port the ODD would normally use?

 

Also, is the SSD (and your B120i onboard controller on the HP) updated to the latest firmware?

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Yes the SSD was connected to the SATA port on the motherboard for the ODD.

 

First thing out of the box (this is a new Gen8) I ran the update process first as suggested on the Gen 8 link page. The SSD was updated before I removed it from a working Win 8.1 install.

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Interesting you say this as I get the occasional pause while moving large files the controller just grinds to a halt but mouse still responds..

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Have you tried a different data cable?

 

Is it possible the controller is caching data and cannot clear it to the drive quickly enough? Perhaps there is a handshake issue between the drive and RAID controllers. Is controller logging available?

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