It has 4 internal and 2 eSATA so I will test what I can. I still can return the card if it is the problem, any recommendations for a replacement.
i can recommend this one with high marks
LSI Internal SATA/SAS SAS3081E-R 3Gb/s
you can get it from newegg for $200 not including cables.
you'll need 2 SFF-8087 MiniSAS to 4 SATA Breakout Cable
here are 3 options, different lengths and connector angles ($20 - $30 each):
Matt it may not necessarely be the card itself, but rather the PCI bus on your motherboard that's rather slow. So even if you do replace the card you may still have the same results.
I a pci express 4x on quality motherboard I doubt that is the problem. Also it was the only card in the system. Even if so why would the write be 4 times faster than the read on a 500GB file, to effectively remove caching from the equation.
An update. I have now LSI Internal SATA/SAS SAS3081E-R 3Gb/s and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-080-_-Product cables but now the card will not detect any of my drives. Is my build just cursed?
when your system is booting, does the card list the drives?
while your system is booting there should be some key combo to enter the bios for the card. take a look in there.
next time i reboot, I'll take a look and see if i remember tweaking something.
No it only detects one drive and it is listed as disk 7 in the card config.