Our testing has shown that a four-drive array will sustain maximum reads and writes of about 200 MB/second in a 64bit, 33MHz PCI slot. An eight-drive array will not provide any additional performance beyond that of a four-drive array in that slot. To get significantly more performance, you need to use a machine with a PCI-X slot.
This does not happen often, but sometimes the driver caches do not get purged and the new SATA driver does not get loaded correctly from ROM.
1) Delete and empty trash for the following file and two directories:
/System/Library/Extensions.mkext (a file)
/System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kernelcaches (a directory)
/System/Library/Caches/com.apple.romextensions (a directory)