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So im poor and cant afford a fancy SSD as my boot drive, but i can afford to short stroke. Would it be worth it for my RAID setup?
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I like to stroke it but mine is long

Not worth it imo.
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3x 500gb F3s in RAID 0


Not SS 1.5GB :



SS to 150GB:


The difference is there, and with HDD's every little helps if you dont have an ssd.
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Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post
3x 500gb F3s in RAID 0


Not SS 1.5GB :



SS to 150GB:


The difference is there, and with HDD's every little helps if you dont have an ssd.
mother of god. Anyone have any pics of my 640's in SS, i was thinking to SS them to 16gb each.
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How exactly does short stroking work?
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Short stroking to 16GB each ? sell them and get a 40GB / 60GB SSD.
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post #7 of 30
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Originally Posted by Blostorm View Post
Short stroking to 16GB each ? sell them and get a 40GB / 60GB SSD.
I was just pondering the same prospect

Just realized somthing, i have 80$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227610
this is 84, though im spending 10$ on shipping for somthing so i now only have 70$, but still. I can scrounge up 15$ in order to buy this SSD. Now all i need to do is find a way to power it...........all 3 of the leads on one of my cables are being used, and my 2TB and DVD drive are powered by a molex to dual SATA. Id either need to make a molex to sata or use an entire other cord just to give my SSD 2w of power

EDIT - New concept. Though it involves me cutting up my PSU (which i never wanted to do) i think its for the best, i have this floppy connector that wont go away, no matter how many times i tape/glue/cement it to the top of my cae it just flops down. What if i cut off the end and just added a sata power plug to it? I have a sata plug on a string of wires from an old PSU, would that work?
Edited by Smoblikat - 8/2/11 at 7:37pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
EDIT - New concept. Though it involves me cutting up my PSU (which i never wanted to do) i think its for the best, i have this floppy connector that wont go away, no matter how many times i tape/glue/cement it to the top of my cae it just flops down. What if i cut off the end and just added a sata power plug to it? I have a sata plug on a string of wires from an old PSU, would that work?
I would... not try that. Sounds like a recipe for disaster.

It may work, but it's an old PSU... and I don't know anything about the draw those floppy connectors can take. Using tech in unexpected ways can push it over the line - especially if it's old tech.
     
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post #9 of 30
Quote:
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How exactly does short stroking work?
You basically limit the capacity to the fastest part of the drive. This limits head travel to the rest of the platter (less of a loss in latency) as well as keeps data on the outer edge of the platter (highest transfer rate).

Essentially, you 'lose less' as far as transfer speed by only using the fastest parts of the drive. You don't inherently 'gain' anything, as you can see from the disk benchmarks above, the results from short stroke transfer rate are exactly the same as the full partition if you limit your search from 0-150GB.
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Essentially, you 'lose less' as far as transfer speed by only using the fastest parts of the drive. You don't inherently 'gain' anything, as you can see from the disk benchmarks above, the results from short stroke are exactly the same as the full partition if you limit your search from 0-150GB.
The "gain" is that you can't fill the space because it isn't available, and thus your drive works faster than it would have.
     
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