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Fix my ignorance smart one. Is data shared across all drives. I own an 80gb and I ran out of space. Twice. 3rd time I screwed up in the registry from changing the default install location and I had constant BSODs.

Don't just sit there and feel all high and mighty about how much you know, educate others for the greater good.
RAID 0
RAID 0 (block-level striping without parity or mirroring) has no (or zero) redundancy. It provides improved performance and additional storage but no fault tolerance. Hence simple stripe sets are normally referred to as RAID 0. Any disk failure destroys the array, and the likelihood of failure increases with more disks in the array (at a minimum, catastrophic data loss is twice as likely compared to single drives without RAID). A single disk failure destroys the entire array because when data is written to a RAID 0 volume, the data is broken into fragments called blocks. The number of blocks is dictated by the stripe size, which is a configuration parameter of the array. The blocks are written to their respective disks simultaneously on the same sector. This allows smaller sections of the entire chunk of data to be read off the drive in parallel, increasing bandwidth. RAID 0 does not implement error checking, so any error is uncorrectable. More disks in the array means higher bandwidth, but greater risk of data loss.

Basically 4 x 60gb drives will = ~240gb of usable space which will be much much faster than that intel 240gb drive. Raw speed is what you want for a boot drive, you only need about 30gb for windows and drivers with extra space left over. Everthing else can reside on another drive if so wished.
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As I said ... it does not 'unlock' anything. It simply makes the card work at a higher frequency for more performance. This performance gain is not bad but the throttling is also there in case it heats up. I don't know if I can make it clearer.
i guess linus isn't always right then


@ 5:20

well he did say it won't for for all setups....
Edited by M3i5 - 4/26/11 at 2:25am
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I runs raid0 2x500gb wd re2's and really like it, never looking back to single drive ever again. my throughput might not beat ssd, but kills wd raptors dead.
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RAID 0
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Basically 4 x 60gb drives will = ~240gb of usable space which will be much much faster than that intel 240gb drive. Raw speed is what you want for a boot drive, you only need about 30gb for windows and drivers with extra space left over. Everthing else can reside on another drive if so wished.
I knew the first part of the Raid 0 (data redundancy as in Raid 1) but not the second. That pretty cool!

Why not just raid 1+0 or Raid 5 right?
     
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i guess linus isn't always right then

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xanF38jfho

@ 5:20
Linus is a tool, and im not the first to say this, nor will I be the last. His review of physx cards was appalling, as was his review of the ASUS Ares.
     
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i guess linus isn't always right then
As I said, there is a terminology problem here. When you say the word 'unlock' it means that you as the user will make use of certain tools to remove the restrictions imposed by the manufacturer. For example some cards can truly be unlocked with certain BIOS flashing methods and parts, purposely disabled by AMD, for example, can be enabled.

The 6990 does not have anything disabled from the factory. When you use the word 'unlock' a 6990 you mean that you want to unlock additional disabled units. This is false because the 6990 is a fully featured beast. Its the alpha card in AMD's lineup so it would be wrong to ship it with disabled features.

For example, the AMD 6950, can trully be unlocked to the 6970. The 6950 is a marketing ploy from AMD and some users in the community are using it as a 6970.
 
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Linus is a tool, and im not the first to say this, nor will I be the last. His review of physx cards was appalling, as was his review of the ASUS Ares.
true...he gets paid to "review" stuff...

he recommended a BenQ monitor for God's sake...
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Spykerv is an angry man
     
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As I said, there is a terminology problem here. When you say the word 'unlock' it means that you as the user will make use of certain tools to remove the restrictions imposed by the manufacturer. For example some cards can truly be unlocked with certain BIOS flashing methods and parts, purposely disabled by AMD, for example, can be enabled.

The 6990 does not have anything disabled from the factory. When you use the word 'unlock' a 6990 you mean that you want to unlock additional disabled units. This is false because the 6990 is a fully featured beast. Its the alpha card in AMD's lineup so it would be wrong to ship it with disabled features.

For example, the AMD 6950, can trully be unlocked to the 6970. The 6950 is a marketing ploy from AMD and some users in the community are using it as a 6970.
@ 8:15....linus talks about it some more... that's why i used unlock cuz he used it lol

he says the "dual bios switch will turn up core voltages and overclock to 880mhz and because they're full cayman cores so it's essentially 2 6970's once you have flipped the switch and "unlocked" the full power of the board"
Edited by M3i5 - 4/26/11 at 2:31am
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Spykerv is an angry man
Alright? You posted a wasteful post trying to (jokingly I hope) opt for an sr2. But you took it further with a follow up post. Bad joking man, bad jokes for the loss. I can be angry within reason, it's like a bad stand up comedian, you wonder why the crowd gets so riled up?
     
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