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    Faster HD access

    Hi,

    This is a question to the pros (or semi-pro's)

    I am battling at work to make an application run faster. We run a basic server, and the application is quite Database heavy, but is not yet running on SQL.

    It has slowed down quite alot recently due to more information going on. I have upgraded the RAM, but that hasn't achieved much. The HD is a basic IDE 100ATA. Would I get much better speed by going SCSI ??? And if so, what type of Card and HD will I need, and what are the various numbers (like spin speed, transfer speed) etc to look for.

    Thanks for your help.

    Matt

    PS. There is no SATA on the server MB

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    Sounds like you need to profile your system to see just *where* your bottleneck is.

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    one word: RAID

    correctly configured can dramatically increase hard drive read/seek times

    BUT you will have to run performance monitor first to see where the bottleneck on the server is...
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    What are the specs on the server? Make, model, speed, mem, everthing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew230
    ...the application is quite Database heavy, but is not yet running on SQL.
    So what DB is it running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnomad
    Sounds like you need to profile your system to see just *where* your bottleneck is.

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    and what program is that?

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    Thank you for your various replies.

    The Server is nothing too special.

    2.4Ghz P4, 2mb Ram, 80gb 100ATA HD, and I think the MB is Intel S845GLC.

    How do I find out where a bottle neck is ??

    and how do I find out what Database is running ??

    Thanks,

    Matthew

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    Chances are this is a software problem rather than hardware!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew230
    Thank you for your various replies.

    The Server is nothing too special.

    2.4Ghz P4, 2mb Ram, 80gb 100ATA HD, and I think the MB is Intel S845GLC.

    How do I find out where a bottle neck is ??

    and how do I find out what Database is running ??

    Thanks,

    Matthew
    Ask the guy that set up the server what database he put on there

    You have to use some profiling software to find your bottle neck. Google will produce plenty of results.
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