Note A common cause of I/O latency issues is faulty or underperforming drivers. These latency issues specifically occur in disk or filter drivers. Disk drivers are typically associated with third-party Storage Area Network (SAN) products. Filter drivers typically are associated with antivirus, security, or encryption products.
Cumulative Update informationTo resolve this issue, install the Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 cumulative update 2822241. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
After you install this update, you can log an event when the latency time for I/O to storage is equal to, or greater than, a threshold. The threshold value can be set by the user. This operation is performed at the Adapter Driver level so that you can see if there is a performance issue on the SAN. Then, you can contact a storage vendor to address the issue.
Note This update restores the functionality that was provided in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. When the functionality is enabled, the threshold value is measured in 100 nanoseconds (0.0001 milliseconds). Additionally, the following values are logged in the event:
- BuildIoDuration: <Length of time that the MINIPORT has spent in the build I/O function for this request>
- StartIoDuration: <Length of time that the MINIPORT has spent in the start I/O function for this request>
- DataTransferLength: <Size of the transfer in bytes>
Article ID: 2819476 - Last Review: Apr 9, 2013 - Revision: 1