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    Slow File Transfers


    This may be the wrong place for this. I THINK it might be a hardware setup issue. If someone has a better idea as to where this should be placed please let a mod know.

    First the basics:
    Using PCLOS on a AMD Sempron 2600+. 1GB of RAM, Using a ATA Controller Card to expand my drive capacity from 4 ATA devices to 8. Currently only using 6 of those slots (5 HDD's, One Optical). I would be happy to explain why I use such a setup should anyone ask.

    The issue:
    When deleting, copying or moving files to and from USB Drives or Network shares the transfer speeds are insanely slow. It changes a little depending on what drive, but the range seems to be between 150KB/s to 350KB/s. Mounting a network share with smb4k helps a little bit, but only boosts the transfer speed to around 1MB/s.
    To make sure it was only my distro and not the hardware itself, I used a LiveCD (namely ubuntu 8.10) to test speeds. Network transfers were averaging 5MB/s, Nearly 10MB/s for USB transfers. So I have come to the conclusion that something is mucked up with my install, but I don't know what. I have no clue where to go from here.

    EDIT>> Forgot to mention. The speeds can get as low as 13KB/s, taking hours to transfer a file rather then minutes. Some devices are slower then others. My slowest times are transfers to and from my Palm LifeDrive Device in "DriveMode"

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    Come on guys, I really need some help here. It is nearly impossible to transfer info to and from my computer right now.

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    Greetings TheAlmightyOS... I am also using PCLOS (Welcome to the club!) and have also experienced a "stalled" copy issue with ceratin external USB drives when copying large files, but only to my Truecrypt partition (solved with "sync" mount).

    To attract more replies, I suggest that you attach the offending external device and then "dmesg" or "tail -n 30 /var/log/messages" and post the output. Also, "uname -a" output to give kernel version.

    For the meantime, is your ATA controller properly supported? Check dmesg for the kernel feedback when the device is connected during boot... could be causing conflicts that are slowing all file copies down. What is the full model and name for the controller?

    Anyway, attach some extra info. and let's see what we can do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarlacii View Post
    To attract more replies, I suggest that you attach the offending external device and then "dmesg" or "tail -n 30 /var/log/messages" and post the output. Also, "uname -a" output to give kernel version.
    Thank you for the reply. Like I said, I had no clue where to begin. This gives me something to start with

    Problem is though, there isnt an offending device. It's whatever I plug in at the time. I have tried 7 different usb devices with the same results. Do you want results from as many devices as I can gather? And how would I test my network this way?

    Quote Originally Posted by sarlacii View Post
    For the meantime, is your ATA controller properly supported? Check dmesg for the kernel feedback when the device is connected during boot... could be causing conflicts that are slowing all file copies down. What is the full model and name for the controller?
    I ruled it out because system response is the same when the ATA controller is not installed. But I will look at dmesg anyway to make sure. Will it sound bad if I said I dont know the model and name of the controller? I got it second hand from a friend of mine that upgraded to SATA.

    I will tell you what I find when I get back to my system.

    EDIT> Here is the output of dmesg. I got lost where it started talking about all the hard drives
    Code:
    Linux version 2.6.18.8.tex5 (vaughan@localhost) (gcc version 4.1.1 20060724 (prerelease) (4.1.1-4pclos2007)) #1 SMP Thu May 10 11:36:58 WST 2007
    BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
     BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009f400 (usable)
     BIOS-e820: 000000000009f400 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
     BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
     BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000003fef0000 (usable)
     BIOS-e820: 000000003fef0000 - 000000003fef3000 (ACPI NVS)
     BIOS-e820: 000000003fef3000 - 000000003ff00000 (ACPI data)
     BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 00000000fec01000 (reserved)
     BIOS-e820: 00000000fee00000 - 00000000fee01000 (reserved)
     BIOS-e820: 00000000ffff0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
    126MB HIGHMEM available.
    896MB LOWMEM available.
    found SMP MP-table at 000f53e0
    On node 0 totalpages: 261872
      DMA zone: 4096 pages, LIFO batch:0
      Normal zone: 225280 pages, LIFO batch:31
      HighMem zone: 32496 pages, LIFO batch:7
    DMI 2.3 present.
    ACPI: RSDP (v000 VIAK8M                                ) @ 0x000f9160
    ACPI: RSDT (v001 VIAK8M AWRDACPI 0x42302e31 AWRD 0x00000000) @ 0x3fef3040
    ACPI: FADT (v001 VIAK8M AWRDACPI 0x42302e31 AWRD 0x00000000) @ 0x3fef30c0
    ACPI: MADT (v001 VIAK8M AWRDACPI 0x42302e31 AWRD 0x00000000) @ 0x3fef7fc0
    ACPI: DSDT (v001 VIAK8M AWRDACPI 0x00001000 MSFT 0x0100000e) @ 0x00000000
    ACPI: PM-Timer IO Port: 0x4008
    ACPI: Local APIC address 0xfee00000
    ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x00] lapic_id[0x00] enabled)
    Processor #0 15:12 APIC version 16
    ACPI: LAPIC_NMI (acpi_id[0x00] high edge lint[0x1])
    ACPI: IOAPIC (id[0x02] address[0xfec00000] gsi_base[0])
    IOAPIC[0]: apic_id 2, version 3, address 0xfec00000, GSI 0-23
    ACPI: INT_SRC_OVR (bus 0 bus_irq 0 global_irq 2 dfl dfl)
    ACPI: INT_SRC_OVR (bus 0 bus_irq 9 global_irq 9 low level)
    ACPI: IRQ0 used by override.
    ACPI: IRQ2 used by override.
    ACPI: IRQ9 used by override.
    Enabling APIC mode:  Flat.  Using 1 I/O APICs
    Using ACPI (MADT) for SMP configuration information
    Allocating PCI resources starting at 40000000 (gap: 3ff00000:bed00000)
    Detected 1599.975 MHz processor.
    Built 1 zonelists.  Total pages: 261872
    Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=/dev/hde1 acpi=on resume=/dev/hde5 splash=silent vga=788
    bootsplash: silent mode.
    mapped APIC to ffffd000 (fee00000)
    mapped IOAPIC to ffffc000 (fec00000)
    Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
    Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
    Initializing CPU#0
    PID hash table entries: 4096 (order: 12, 16384 bytes)
    Console: colour dummy device 80x25
    Dentry cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
    Inode-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
    Memory: 1033760k/1047488k available (2078k kernel code, 13008k reserved, 662k data, 240k init, 129984k highmem)
    Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
    Calibrating delay using timer specific routine.. 3203.84 BogoMIPS (lpj=6407693)
    Security Framework v1.0.0 initialized
    SELinux:  Disabled at boot.
    Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
    CPU: After generic identify, caps: 078bfbff e3d3fbff 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    CPU: After vendor identify, caps: 078bfbff e3d3fbff 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
    CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
    CPU: L2 Cache: 128K (64 bytes/line)
    CPU: After all inits, caps: 078bfbff e3d3fbff 00000000 00000410 00000000 00000000 00000000
    Intel machine check architecture supported.
    Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
    Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
    SMP alternatives: switching to UP code
    Freeing SMP alternatives: 16k freed
    checking if image is initramfs... it is
    Freeing initrd memory: 635k freed
    ACPI: Core revision 20060707
    ACPI: Looking for DSDT in initramfs... error, file /DSDT.aml not found.
    CPU0: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 2600+ stepping 00
    Total of 1 processors activated (3203.84 BogoMIPS).
    ENABLING IO-APIC IRQs
    ..TIMER: vector=0x31 apic1=0 pin1=2 apic2=0 pin2=0
    Brought up 1 CPUs
    migration_cost=0
    NET: Registered protocol family 16
    ACPI: bus type pci registered
    PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfb780, last bus=1
    PCI: Using configuration type 1
    Setting up standard PCI resources
    ACPI: Interpreter enabled
    ACPI: Using IOAPIC for interrupt routing
    ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (0000:00)
    PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
    Boot video device is 0000:01:00.0
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 3 4 6 7 10 11 *12)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 3 4 6 7 10 *11 12)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 3 4 6 7 10 11 12) *5
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 3 4 6 7 *10 11 12)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] (IRQs 3 4 6 7 10 11 12) *0, disabled.
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] (IRQs 3 4 6 7 10 11 12) *0, disabled.
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK0] (IRQs 3 4 6 7 10 11 12) *0, disabled.
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNK1] (IRQs 3 4 6 7 10 11 12) *0, disabled.
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [ALKA] (IRQs *20)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [ALKB] (IRQs *21)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [ALKC] (IRQs *22)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [ALKD] (IRQs *23)
    Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
    pnp: PnP ACPI init
    pnp: PnP ACPI: found 10 devices
    PnPBIOS: Disabled
    PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
    PCI: If a device doesn't work, try "pci=routeirq".  If it helps, post a report
    pnp: 00:02: ioport range 0x4000-0x407f could not be reserved
    pnp: 00:02: ioport range 0x5000-0x500f has been reserved
    PCI: Bridge: 0000:00:01.0
      IO window: disabled.
      MEM window: f8000000-f9ffffff
      PREFETCH window: e0000000-efffffff
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:01.0 to 64
    NET: Registered protocol family 2
    IP route cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
    TCP established hash table entries: 131072 (order: 8, 1048576 bytes)
    TCP bind hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
    TCP: Hash tables configured (established 131072 bind 65536)
    TCP reno registered
    apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x07 (Driver version 1.16ac)
    apm: overridden by ACPI.
    audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
    audit(1235988987.564:1): initialized
    highmem bounce pool size: 64 pages
    VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
    Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
    Initializing Cryptographic API
    io scheduler noop registered
    io scheduler anticipatory registered
    io scheduler deadline registered
    io scheduler cfq registered (default)
    vesafb: framebuffer at 0xe0000000, mapped to 0xf8880000, using 3750k, total 131072k
    vesafb: mode is 800x600x16, linelength=1600, pages=2
    vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:e2e0
    vesafb: pmi: set display start = c00ce316, set palette = c00ce380
    vesafb: pmi: ports = 3b4 3b5 3ba 3c0 3c1 3c4 3c5 3c6 3c7 3c8 3c9 3cc 3ce 3cf 3d0 3d1 3d2 3d3 3d4 3d5 3da
    vesafb: scrolling: redraw
    vesafb: Truecolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0
    bootsplash 3.1.6-2004/03/31: looking for picture...<6> silentjpeg size 275007 bytes,<6>...found (800x600, 274959 bytes, v3).
    Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 93x31
    fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
    isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
    isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
    Real Time Clock Driver v1.12ac
    Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 4 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
    RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 32000K size 1024 blocksize
    Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
    ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
    SiI680: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:0a.0
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:0a.0[A] -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
    SiI680: chipset revision 2
    SiI680: BASE CLOCK == 133
    SiI680: 100% native mode on irq 16
        ide0: MMIO-DMA , BIOS settings: hda:pio, hdb:pio
        ide1: MMIO-DMA , BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio
    Probing IDE interface ide0...
    hda: WDC WD1600AAJB-00PVA0, ATA DISK drive
    hdb: Maxtor 6Y120P0, ATA DISK drive
    ide0 at 0xf8806080-0xf8806087,0xf880608a on irq 16
    Probing IDE interface ide1...
    VP_IDE: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:0f.1
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [ALKA] enabled at IRQ 20
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:0f.1[A] -> Link [ALKA] -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
    VP_IDE: chipset revision 6
    VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    VP_IDE: VIA vt8237 (rev 00) IDE UDMA133 controller on pci0000:00:0f.1
        ide2: BM-DMA at 0xdb00-0xdb07, BIOS settings: hde:pio, hdf:pio
        ide3: BM-DMA at 0xdb08-0xdb0f, BIOS settings: hdg:pio, hdh:pio
    Probing IDE interface ide2...
    hde: WDC WD205AA, ATA DISK drive
    hdf: ST340810A, ATA DISK drive
    ide2 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
    Probing IDE interface ide3...
    hdg: LITE-ON LTR-24102B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
    ide3 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
    hda: max request size: 64KiB
    hda: 312581808 sectors (160041 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=19457/255/63, UDMA(100)
    hda: cache flushes supported
     hda: hda1
    hdb: max request size: 64KiB
    hdb: 240121728 sectors (122942 MB) w/7936KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/63, UDMA(133)
    hdb: cache flushes supported
     hdb: hdb1
    hde: max request size: 128KiB
    hde: 40079088 sectors (20520 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=39761/16/63
    hde: cache flushes not supported
     hde: hde1 hde2 < hde5 >
    hdf: max request size: 128KiB
    hdf: 78165360 sectors (40020 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=65535/16/63, UDMA(100)
    hdf: cache flushes not supported
     hdf: hdf1
    PNP: PS/2 Controller [PNP0303:PS2K] at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
    PNP: PS/2 controller doesn't have AUX irq; using default 12
    serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
    serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
    mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
    md: md driver 0.90.3 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
    md: bitmap version 4.39
    NET: Registered protocol family 1
    Using IPI No-Shortcut mode
    Time: tsc clocksource has been installed.
    ACPI: (supports S0 S1 S4 S5)
    Freeing unused kernel memory: 240k freed
    EXT3-fs: INFO: recovery required on readonly filesystem.
    EXT3-fs: write access will be enabled during recovery.
    kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
    EXT3-fs: hde1: orphan cleanup on readonly fs
    ext3_orphan_cleanup: deleting unreferenced inode 718491
    ext3_orphan_cleanup: deleting unreferenced inode 1795369
    ext3_orphan_cleanup: deleting unreferenced inode 686614
    EXT3-fs: hde1: 3 orphan inodes deleted
    EXT3-fs: recovery complete.
    EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
    usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
    usbcore: registered new driver hub
    USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v3.0
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [ALKB] enabled at IRQ 21
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:10.0[A] -> Link [ALKB] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.0: UHCI Host Controller
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.0: irq 18, io base 0x0000dc00
    usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
    hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:10.1[A] -> Link [ALKB] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.1: UHCI Host Controller
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.1: irq 18, io base 0x0000dd00
    usb usb2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
    hub 2-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:10.2[B] -> Link [ALKB] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.2: UHCI Host Controller
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.2: irq 18, io base 0x0000de00
    usb usb3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
    hub 3-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:10.3[B] -> Link [ALKB] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.3: UHCI Host Controller
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.3: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4
    uhci_hcd 0000:00:10.3: irq 18, io base 0x0000df00
    usb usb4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
    hub 4-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
    usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
    usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    hub 2-1:1.0: USB hub found
    hub 2-1:1.0: 7 ports detected
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:10.4[C] -> Link [ALKB] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
    ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.4: EHCI Host Controller
    ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.4: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 5
    ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.4: irq 18, io mem 0xfa080000
    ehci_hcd 0000:00:10.4: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00, driver 10 Dec 2004
    usb usb5: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
    hub 5-0:1.0: 8 ports detected
    usb 2-1: USB disconnect, address 2
    usb 5-3: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
    usb 5-3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    hub 5-3:1.0: USB hub found
    hub 5-3:1.0: 7 ports detected
    kobject_add failed for usbdev5.2_ep81 with -EEXIST, don't try to register things with the same name in the same directory.
     [<c01f03aa>] kobject_add+0x11a/0x1a0
     [<c0258425>] device_add+0xb5/0x310
     [<f8869d6d>] usb_create_ep_files+0xbd/0x180 [usbcore]
     [<c01b357c>] sysfs_create_group+0x9c/0xe0
     [<f88697fb>] usb_create_sysfs_intf_files+0x6b/0xa0 [usbcore]
     [<f88668cd>] usb_set_configuration+0x3fd/0x4c0 [usbcore]
     [<f8861c06>] usb_new_device+0x1c6/0x2f0 [usbcore]
     [<f8862f17>] hub_thread+0x757/0xc10 [usbcore]
     [<c0126b60>] do_exit+0x510/0x8f0
     [<c0138150>] autoremove_wake_function+0x0/0x50
     [<f88627c0>] hub_thread+0x0/0xc10 [usbcore]
     [<c0137f96>] kthread+0xf6/0x100
     [<c0137ea0>] kthread+0x0/0x100
     [<c0101005>] kernel_thread_helper+0x5/0x10
    usb 5-3.7: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
    usb 5-3.7: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    SCSI subsystem initialized
    Capability LSM initialized
    Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
    usb 2-2: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 4
    usb 2-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
    usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage
    USB Mass Storage support registered.
    usb-storage: device found at 4
    usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
    usbcore: registered new driver hiddev
    input: Microsoft Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop� 1.00 as /class/input/input0
    input: USB HID v1.11 Keyboard [Microsoft Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop� 1.00] on usb-0000:00:10.1-2
    Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
    FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
    Linux video capture interface: v2.00
    input: Microsoft Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop� 1.00 as /class/input/input1
    input: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [Microsoft Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop� 1.00] on usb-0000:00:10.1-2
    usbcore: registered new driver usbhid
    drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.6:USB HID core driver
    usbcore: registered new driver usbkbd
    drivers/usb/input/usbkbd.c: :USB HID Boot Protocol keyboard driver
    bttv: driver version 0.9.16 loaded
    bttv: using 8 buffers with 2080k (520 pages) each for capture
    ieee1394: Initialized config rom entry `ip1394'
    sdhci: Secure Digital Host Controller Interface driver, 0.12
    sdhci: Copyright(c) Pierre Ossman
    martian loaded - 20061202
    Linux agpgart interface v0.101 (c) Dave Jones
    agpgart: Detected AGP bridge 0
    agpgart: AGP aperture is 128M @ 0xf0000000
    libata version 2.00 loaded.
    sata_via 0000:00:0f.0: version 2.0
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:0f.0[B] -> Link [ALKA] -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
    sata_via 0000:00:0f.0: routed to hard irq line 11
    ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0xD500 ctl 0xD602 bmdma 0xD900 irq 17
    ata2: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0xD700 ctl 0xD802 bmdma 0xD908 irq 17
    scsi1 : sata_via
    ata1: SATA link down 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
    ATA: abnormal status 0x7F on port 0xD507
    scsi2 : sata_via
    ata2: SATA link down 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
    ATA: abnormal status 0x7F on port 0xD707
    device-mapper: ioctl: 4.7.0-ioctl (2006-06-24) initialised: dm-devel@redhat.com
    loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
    EXT3 FS on hde1, internal journal
      Vendor: SanDisk   Model: Cruzer Micro      Rev: 0.1
      Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
    usb-storage: device scan complete
    SCSI device sda: 501759 512-byte hdwr sectors (257 MB)
    sda: Write Protect is off
    sda: Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
    sda: assuming drive cache: write through
    SCSI device sda: 501759 512-byte hdwr sectors (257 MB)
    sda: Write Protect is off
    sda: Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
    sda: assuming drive cache: write through
     sda: sda1
    sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi removable disk sda
    sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
    Adding 3196892k swap on /dev/hde5.  Priority:-1 extents:1 across:3196892k
    kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
    EXT3 FS on hdf1, internal journal
    EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
    kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
    EXT3 FS on hda1, internal journal
    EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
    kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
    EXT3 FS on hdb1, internal journal
    EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
    hdg: ATAPI 40X CD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, UDMA(33)
    Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
    bootsplash 3.1.6-2004/03/31: looking for picture...<6> silentjpeg size 275007 bytes,<6>...found (800x600, 274959 bytes, v3).
    bootsplash: status on console 0 changed to on
    Netfilter messages via NETLINK v0.30.
    ip_conntrack version 2.4 (8183 buckets, 65464 max) - 228 bytes per conntrack
    ACPI: Power Button (FF) [PWRF]
    ACPI: Power Button (CM) [PWRB]
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [ALKC] enabled at IRQ 22
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:11.5[C] -> Link [ALKC] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:11.5 to 64
    Removing netfilter NETLINK layer.
    ACPI: Fan [FAN] (on)
    Using specific hotkey driver
    ACPI: Thermal Zone [THRM] (30 C)
    NET: Registered protocol family 10
    lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
    IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
    NET: Registered protocol family 17
    via-rhine.c:v1.10-LK1.4.1 July-24-2006 Written by Donald Becker
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [ALKD] enabled at IRQ 23
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:12.0[A] -> Link [ALKD] -> GSI 23 (level, low) -> IRQ 20
    eth0: VIA Rhine II at 0x1e100, 00:30:18:ff:ff:ff, IRQ 20.
    eth0: MII PHY found at address 1, status 0x7869 advertising 05e1 Link 45e1.
    eth1: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0x45E1
    fuse init (API version 7.7)
    Netfilter messages via NETLINK v0.30.
    ip_conntrack version 2.4 (8183 buckets, 65464 max) - 228 bytes per conntrack
    ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
    eth1: no IPv6 routers present
    nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:00.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
    NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module  173.14.05  Mon May 19 00:06:12 PDT 2008
    agpgart: Found an AGP 3.0 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0.
    agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 8x mode
    agpgart: Putting AGP V3 device at 0000:01:00.0 into 8x mode
    bootsplash 3.1.6-2004/03/31: looking for picture...<6>...found (800x600, 3177 bytes, v3).
    bootsplash: status on console 0 changed to on
    bootsplash 3.1.6-2004/03/31: looking for picture...<6>...found (800x600, 3177 bytes, v3).
    bootsplash: status on console 1 changed to on
    bootsplash 3.1.6-2004/03/31: looking for picture...<6>...found (800x600, 3177 bytes, v3).
    bootsplash: status on console 2 changed to on
    bootsplash 3.1.6-2004/03/31: looking for picture...<6>...found (800x600, 3177 bytes, v3).
    bootsplash: status on console 3 changed to on
    bootsplash 3.1.6-2004/03/31: looking for picture...<6>...found (800x600, 3177 bytes, v3).
    bootsplash: status on console 4 changed to on
    bootsplash 3.1.6-2004/03/31: looking for picture...<6>...found (800x600, 3177 bytes, v3).
    bootsplash: status on console 5 changed to on
    ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:00:11.5 disabled
    gameport: kgameportd exiting
    PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:11.5 (0000 -> 0001)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:11.5[C] -> Link [ALKC] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:11.5 to 64
    ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:00:11.5 disabled
    gameport: kgameportd exiting
    PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:11.5 (0000 -> 0001)
    ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:11.5[C] -> Link [ALKC] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
    PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:11.5 to 64
    usb 5-3.7: USB disconnect, address 4
    usb 5-3.7: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
    usb 5-3.7: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    scsi3 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
    usb-storage: device found at 5
    usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
      Vendor: SanDisk   Model: Cruzer Micro      Rev: 0.1
      Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
    SCSI device sda: 501759 512-byte hdwr sectors (257 MB)
    sda: Write Protect is off
    sda: Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
    sda: assuming drive cache: write through
    SCSI device sda: 501759 512-byte hdwr sectors (257 MB)
    sda: Write Protect is off
    sda: Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
    sda: assuming drive cache: write through
     sda: sda1
    sd 3:0:0:0: Attached scsi removable disk sda
    sd 3:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
    usb-storage: device scan complete

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    Greetings...

    SiI680: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:0a.0
    <snip>
    VP_IDE: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:0f.1
    Okay so 2 IDE controllers are found. Check via "lspci -v" command to see what drivers are loaded out of interest, and check the dmesg output carefully. I only see four HDD's and one DVD drive (not 5 HDD and 1 DVD as per your post):

    hda: WDC WD1600AAJB-00PVA0, ATA DISK drive
    hdb: Maxtor 6Y120P0, ATA DISK driv
    <snip>
    hde: WDC WD205AA, ATA DISK drive
    hdf: ST340810A, ATA DISK drive
    <snip>
    hdg: LITE-ON LTR-24102B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
    IDE interface ide1 doesn't come up with anything.

    Okay, as for USB issues... compare the dmesg output from the liveCD with that from your PClos OS... especially the bit at the end after you have connected a new USB device. Also, check that that hub that you have is supported properly in PClos - the LiveCD probably has a different kernel running. Check for differences in the way that the USD devices are detected. Also check out /var/log/messages, as it sometimes has extra info not in dmesg.
    Respectfully... Sarlac II
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    YES! Now we are getting somewhere! Thank you for the reply

    The reason there is 4HD's instead of 5 is because the 5th is a removable drive tray and was empty at the time. Sorry for the confusion

    Here is the output of lspci -v
    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
            Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
            Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 8
            Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
            Capabilities: [80] AGP version 3.0
            Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
            Capabilities: [60] HyperTransport: Slave or Primary Interface
            Capabilities: [58] HyperTransport: Interrupt Discovery and Configuration
            Kernel driver in use: agpgart-amd64
            Kernel modules: ipmi_si, amd64-agp
    
    00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
            Kernel modules: ipmi_si
    
    00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
            Kernel modules: ipmi_si
    
    00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
            Kernel modules: ipmi_si
    
    00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
            Kernel modules: ipmi_si
    
    00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M800 Host Bridge
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
            Kernel modules: ipmi_si
    
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI bridge [K8T800/K8T890 South] (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
            Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0
            Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
            Memory behind bridge: f8000000-f9ffffff
            Prefetchable memory behind bridge: e0000000-efffffff
            Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
            Kernel modules: ipmi_si, shpchp
    
    00:0a.0 RAID bus controller: Silicon Image, Inc. PCI0680 Ultra ATA-133 Host Controller (rev 02)
            Subsystem: Silicon Image, Inc. Winic W-680 (Silicon Image 680 based)
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 16
            I/O ports at d000 [size=8]
            I/O ports at d100 [size=4]
            I/O ports at d200 [size=8]
            I/O ports at d300 [size=4]
            I/O ports at d400 [size=16]
            Memory at fa082000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
            [virtual] Expansion ROM at 40000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
            Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
            Kernel driver in use: SiI_IDE
            Kernel modules: ipmi_si
    
    00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA VT6420 SATA RAID Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
            Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA VT6420 SATA RAID Controller
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 17
            I/O ports at d500 [size=8]
            I/O ports at d600 [size=4]
            I/O ports at d700 [size=8]
            I/O ports at d800 [size=4]
            I/O ports at d900 [size=16]
            I/O ports at da00 [size=256]
            Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
            Kernel driver in use: sata_via
            Kernel modules: sata_via
    
    00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
            Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT8233/A/C/VT8235 PIPC Bus Master IDE
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 17
            I/O ports at db00 [size=16]
            Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
            Kernel driver in use: VIA_IDE
    
    00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
            Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18
            I/O ports at dc00 [size=32]
            Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: ipmi_si, uhci-hcd
    
    00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
            Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18
            I/O ports at dd00 [size=32]
            Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: ipmi_si, uhci-hcd
    
    00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
            Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18
            I/O ports at de00 [size=32]
            Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: ipmi_si, uhci-hcd
    
    00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
            Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18
            I/O ports at df00 [size=32]
            Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: ipmi_si, uhci-hcd
    
    00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
            Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18
            Memory at fa080000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
            Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
            Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
            Kernel modules: ipmi_si, ehci-hcd
    
    00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [KT600/K8T800/K8T890 South]
            Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. DFI KT600-AL / Soltek SL-B9D-FGR Motherboard
            Flags: bus master, stepping, medium devsel, latency 0
            Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
            Kernel modules: i2c-viapro, ipmi_si
    
    00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
            Subsystem: Jetway Information Co., Ltd. Unknown device 4170
            Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 19
            I/O ports at e000 [size=256]
            Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
            Kernel driver in use: VIA 82xx Audio
            Kernel modules: ipmi_si, snd-via82xx, via82cxxx_audio
    
    00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 78)
            Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine II] Embeded Ethernet Controller on VT8235
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 20
            I/O ports at e100 [size=256]
            Memory at fa081000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
            Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
            Kernel driver in use: via-rhine
            Kernel modules: ipmi_si, via-rhine
    
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
            Flags: fast devsel
            Capabilities: [80] HyperTransport: Host or Secondary Interface
            Kernel modules: ipmi_si
    
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
            Flags: fast devsel
            Kernel modules: ipmi_si
    
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
            Flags: fast devsel
            Kernel modules: ipmi_si
    
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
            Flags: fast devsel
            Kernel modules: ipmi_si
    
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5500] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
            Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 248, IRQ 21
            Memory at f8000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
            Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
            [virtual] Expansion ROM at f9000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
            Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
            Capabilities: [44] AGP version 3.0
            Kernel driver in use: nvidia
            Kernel modules: ipmi_si, nvidia, nvidiafb
    Don't have time to boot into a livecd just yet, I am at work and got some projects to finish before I can work on my own stuff

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    So the onboard IDE controller is part of the VIA chipset and the addin card is a Silicon Image...

    I would guess that the drives have mismatched DMA/Mask IRQ settings. You can take a look at the drive's settings with hdparm. (Drives on the same *bus* [cable] should have the same settings - mismatches can cause timing problems that limit thruput.) As mentioned previously, you should look at the /var/log/messages while transferring files to see if any errors are being thrown.

    View settings:

    Code:
    hdparm /dev/hdX
    Run a quick performance test:

    Code:
    hdparm -Tt /dev/hdX
    IDE params for DMA/IRQ/etc are only available for /dev/hdX devices, but you can use hdparm for performance tests on hdX or sdX block devices.

    Such as:

    Display settings:

    Code:
    hdparm /dev/hdb
    
    /dev/hdb:
     multcount    = 16 (on)
     IO_support   =  0 (default 16-bit)
     unmaskirq    =  0 (off)
     using_dma    =  1 (on)
     keepsettings =  0 (off)
     readonly     =  0 (off)
     readahead    = 1024 (on)
     geometry     = 60801/255/63, sectors = 976773168, start = 0
    Perf test an md stripe:

    Code:
    hdparm -tT /dev/md1
    
    /dev/md1:
     Timing cached reads:   12752 MB in  2.00 seconds = 6380.68 MB/sec
     Timing buffered disk reads:  510 MB in  3.00 seconds = 169.76 MB/sec

    * Be careful with hdparm - certain switches will write data and destroy your partitions/data.

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    I really dont think it is an issue with my internal drives. Transfers to and from the RAID controled drives to and from the Board controled dives are fast, consistant and without error. The only time problems arrise is when a USB drive of any type is added to the equation. Transfers to and from the USB drives are slow.

    It seems like everything USB related is screwed up on this install. I don't want to pull a 'doze and reinstall but I am thinking I might have to start from the begining

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    When deleting, copying or moving files to and from USB Drives or Network shares the transfer speeds are insanely slow.


    You can try a reinstall (which may/may not work) or you can gain some troubleshooting info/skill. You know...that thing most Windows-only users never have...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HROAdmin26 View Post
    Just like it says. When I attempt to transfer ANYTHING to or from my internal drives to or from a USB connected device, weather it be a small flash drive or an external HDD, the transfer speeds bottom out,

    Ah, your message was not complete when I replied. Yeah, the network thing confuses the hell out of me. I am hoping its an unrelated issue.

    I was also hoping to figure this out and not give up (read:reinstall). Linux has all these great diagnostic tools but alas, I am too noob to know how to access them. When someone on a forum tells me to run a command (like hdpram Thanks for that btw) I learn something new and file it away for later use. But other then those tidbits, I am lost

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