Originally Posted by zeegzeigler
thats sweet man,yeah im guna try to lower the v on the sabertooth.
great job on yours as well.
dont you just hate the locked mulitiplyer;)
i noticed you have 2 500gb in raid 0,hows that work for ya?
ive never done raid and just would like to know.
Single drive had been running at average speed of 98MB/s - 102MB/s (benched by HDTune).
Adding 2 drives in Raid 0 made this 190MB/s - 202MB/s.
Well....this does look good, but Raid 0 doesn't add more IOPS (Input/Output operations per seconds), and hence it doesn't decrease boot time significantly when compared to single drive. Because Raid 0 can only doubles/triples the sequential read/write speed. (depend on how much drives are in Raid array). And a perticular data is not always sequentially written to drive. But at least it feels a lot smoother than with single drive. and yeah it is true that single large files say 4GB can easily be moved from one partition to other partition within 40 seconds or less.
Loading time is lowered a little with games like Crysis series, etc. Games like GTA IV, LA Noire, Battlefield 3 where sometimes steady rate of caching files from the HDD to the RAM is needed, I mean when intensive read/writes of HDD is being used by games, then Raid 0 can result in smoother gameplay. This happens because stuttering in Gaming caused by bottlenecking of single drive read/writes performance is eliminated. You can say when you have to move large files within your Raided 0 HDD, this really works great. Many other applications open faster in Raid 0 than single drive. The only problem is the lower IOPS in HDDs when HDD is compared to SSD. SSD can perform many different read/writes threads simultaneously because of higher IOPS, but HDD can't. Say you are moving/copying a 16GB file from one partition to other, transfer does complete at a faster rate, but Until transfer completes, you really have to wait a long or have less response when an another application say Firefox, MS Word, etc is opened.
But overall it is good.
And if you really want ultra smooth operating system performance, then buy a SSD.