SEP Scanning External USB 2.0 Storage
I have a customer whose weekly scan time is 12-14 hours. This is a FULL Admin scan that cannot be modified or canceled by the customer.
The machine specs: Dell M4400, SEP RU6MP1, XP Pro, lots of RAM, 150 GB onboard drive, two external USB 2.0 drives with about 600MB of total data, hardware encrypted, ~4,300,000 files.
My questions are:
1) Would faster external storage (eSata) improve his scan time? Not sure how I can tell if SEP is scanning faster than the USB 2.0 transfer rate or not??
2) The file cache has a ceiling of 65,000 files...I was hoping that I could increase that to help the situation, but I obviously can't. Is there a downside to a higher file cache other than some loss in disk space?
3) Any other ideas/thoughts for improving his scan time?