Tag Archives: “SATA Hard Disk”

Windows Server 2008 R2 and SBS 2011 RTM or SP1 – You may experience disk I/O performance issues with certain Intel Xeon Processors

You may experience disk I/O performance issues if your server contains an Intel Xeon Westmere-EX (10 Core) processor This can occur because some of the I/O completion port objects are not cache-aligned. This behavior is what causes poor disk I/O performance. You can resolve the issue by updating Ntoskrnl.exe and Ntkrnlpa.exe updated versions are available for download from Continue Reading ››

Improve Windows Performance by Enabling SATA AHCI Mode

Probably the biggest bottleneck in most computers these days is the hard disk drive and its interface (SATA).  Depending on the current configuration of your system it may be possible to further improve performance by turning on SATA AHCI mode in your system BIOS and ensuring that your Operating System has support for AHCI enabled. Here … Continue Reading ››