Hi all, hope you could help me out with some quistions:
In general why transfer rates between hard drives (SSD to raptor booth configured in Raid 0) start high then degrade like from 150 MB/s to 20 MB/s.
The main thing that attracted me to this drive was the fire wire. I believed it would have faster file transfers. I didn’t realize at first that its meant for Macs, however I connected it using the 1394 cable and went on formatting it to NTFS to use it as a backup drive where I noticed how slow it was, to be sure I tested it on ATTO.
ATTO showed (32/43) MB/s W/R speeds @ 512KB, but after exceeding that length speeds drop to (8/6) MB/s.
Tried changing the VIA driver to (Legacy) and turning RDC future off. Then ATTO caused the drive to stop responding, the drive will stay flashing forever and the system won’t shut down normally until the drive is physically removed.
Connected it using USB cable and installed the SES driver. then tried Atto once more. Got 32/34 steady as the rest of my USB drives.
I even tried updating the F/W and software but nothing improved.
Any solutions? Or is the drive just faulty and I need to return it back?
OS: Win 7 64-bit
Mobo: ASUS P6T-delux
BTW What’s the purpose of the second 1394 connector?