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Old October 7, 2012, 08:55 AM
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Default External RAID 1 extremely slow

OK, so I've got a basic WD Mybook enclosure set up with two 750 GB drives in Raid 1. This thing has always been incredibly slow to write to. Yeah, I expect 'slower' writes when the device is doing constant disk synchronization, but what I'm getting from this thing seems ridiculous.

It's connected to my home network via ethernet cable through a good, late-model switch.

The max write speeds I get are 3 - 3.5 MB per second. I can get better than that with a USB 2 drive connected to my PC.

Why is this dern thing so slow? Anything I can do to speed it up?
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