The units in echo are kB as in kilobyte.
Setting a high sync speed
echo 120000 >/proc/sys/dev/raid/speed_limit_min
This will increase the speed, note that sometimes a rebuild is slow due to current disk activity/iowait.
If that is not the cause then you may have a hardware issue (controller, cable or a bad drive).
Setting a lower sync speed
echo 1200 >/proc/sys/dev/raid/speed_limit_max........
mod_status is a great way to track down the source of high CPU usage and to find what vhost/script is the cause of it.
It gives you a live view of bandwith usage, CPU usage, and memory usage broken down by domain/vhost and script/URI.
Deny from all
I have no idea why but mkfs.ext3 defaults to a patheticlly small blocksize of 1024 bytes/1KB (kilobyte). That means the maximum filesize is ONLY 16GB! With 2KB/2048 bytes you get a 256 GB maximum filesize, and with 4KB/4096 bytes you get 2TB!
I finally noticed/paid attention to this after realizing that with rsync and scp that no file larger than 17GB could be transferred. I then realized it must be a file size limit on the partition.
Here is what tune2fs tol........