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so i acquired some of the Western Digital Velociraptor 600GB HD's. i threw 2 into my secondary computer and put em in RAID 0.. ran HDTune...

my current RAID 0 in main comp (two 150gb raptors)
min 90.1 MB/s
max 177.1 MB/s
avg 157.4 MB/s

access 6.42 ms
burst 214.8 MB/s

two 600gb velociraptor (different computer) (raid 0 optimal stripe)
min 160.0 MB/s
max 272.1 MB/s
avg 212.3 MB/s

access 6.72 ms
burst 194.0 MB/s

two 600gb velociraptor (different computer) (raid 0 64kb stripe)
min 139.5 MB/s
max 274.7 MB/s
avg 224.1 MB/s

access 7.06 ms
burst rate 260.8 MB/s

i had always thought the velociraptors would have a significant performance difference compared to the older gen raptors. i had noticed the new VR's are SATA 3.0 but people have said they worked fine in SATA 2.0?? or rather there was no real performance gain between 2.0 and 3.0??

do those numbers look normal to you guys? i havent really paid much attention to things nowadays.

would there also be a difference in the raid controller's between the two mobo's?

they are slightly quieter than the raptors tho. xD but still noisy in comparison to mechanical hd's nowadays

how are people getting such HIGH burst rates? in the thousands?!?
Edited by iandroo888 - 11/13/11 at 2:13pm
 
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I have a single 600gb Raptor Drive and those numbers look reasonable.
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A little surprised that there are still Raptor/Velociraptor users still around. Anyway...those numbers look normal to me since they're similar to mine (below). You shouldn't worry about the burst in my opinion...as for different controllers...the difference should be very minimal when dealing with RAID-0 or RAID-1 so put yourself at ease.

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A little surprised that there are still Raptor/Velociraptor users still around. Anyway...those numbers look normal to me since they're similar to mine (below). You shouldn't worry about the burst in my opinion...as for different controllers...the difference should be very minimal when dealing with RAID-0 or RAID-1 so put yourself at ease.
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what stripe size did you use?
 
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I always use 128k since I rely on sequential more than I do random.
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I always use 128k since I rely on sequential more than I do random.

Did you set HDTune to use 256KB+ blocks?

Results look good. 6.72ms... very nice! Those drives are going to perform very well. thumb.gif
     
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Did you set HDTune to use 256KB+ blocks?
Results look good. 6.72ms... very nice! Those drives are going to perform very well. thumb.gif

That was used with the 128KB test. I can mess around the other ones if you want. Here's one with the 512KB block size (doesn't seem that much different)...

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Hmm... sometimes if your block size is lower than your stripe size, you don't get an accurate reading. But that doesn't seem to be the case here. I guess that's what you're supposed to get.

Velociraptors really are about the access times. For OS or games usage, don't underestimate how much they count. An extra 7-8 miliseconds saved here or there equates to an extra file or two being read, or an extra 1.2MB of data before a 7200RPM drive even reaches the file. Pretty big when you think of it that way.
     
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Pioneer DVR-115DBK Samsung SH-S243D/BEBE LG GH22NS90 Lite-On EBAU108 External DVD 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Noctua NH-D15 Fractal Design 140mm Fan - FD-FAN-140 Fractal Design 120mm Fan - FD-FAN-120 Windows 7 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Samsung 2343BWX 23" (2048x1152) BenQ GW2765HT 27" IPS LCD Monitor (2560x1440) Genius Keyboard KB-G235 PA 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic Platinum 1000w PSU - SS-1000XP Fractal Design Define R5 Steelseries Rival 6500 dcpi Mousepad + Desk 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onboard Realtek® ALC 892 Cyber Acoustics CA-2992 2.0 Speakers Razer Krait 1600 DPI nGear G-C1601 Card Reader 
OtherOther
Pisen Card Reader Gigabyte M7 Thor 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
VIA Eden C7 1200mhz Jetway J7F4K1G2ES-LF VIA Onboard 512MB PC2-4200 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
A-Data FlashDrive None Fanless Linux 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Headless None 65w Power Brick Antec ISK300-65 
MouseAudio
None Onboard VIA 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Barton XP-M 2400+ FJQ4C Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe 256MB BFG 7800GS OC 2x512MB Samsung PC3200 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Raptor 74GB/Seagate 120GB Windows 2000 Pro 60hz 17" CRT Brandless PS2 Keyboard 
PowerMouse
Antec Neo HE 550w Logitech G5 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 @ 4.6ghz 1.425v Sabertooth 990FX Zotac GTX 1070 Amp! 32GB (4x8GB) Kingston Fury 1866mhz CL10 1T 1.5v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Hitachi 2TB - HDS723020BLA64 Crucial M500 960GB - CT960M500SSD1 WD 4TB Black - WD4001FAEX WD 4TB Black - WD4001FAEX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate 2TB - ST2000DM001 WD 640GB Black - WD6401AALS Seagate 6TB - ST6000DM001 Micron M500 - MTFDDAK480MAV 
Optical DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
Pioneer DVR-115DBK Samsung SH-S243D/BEBE LG GH22NS90 Lite-On EBAU108 External DVD 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Noctua NH-D15 Fractal Design 140mm Fan - FD-FAN-140 Fractal Design 120mm Fan - FD-FAN-120 Windows 7 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Samsung 2343BWX 23" (2048x1152) BenQ GW2765HT 27" IPS LCD Monitor (2560x1440) Genius Keyboard KB-G235 PA 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic Platinum 1000w PSU - SS-1000XP Fractal Design Define R5 Steelseries Rival 6500 dcpi Mousepad + Desk 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onboard Realtek® ALC 892 Cyber Acoustics CA-2992 2.0 Speakers Razer Krait 1600 DPI nGear G-C1601 Card Reader 
OtherOther
Pisen Card Reader Gigabyte M7 Thor 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
VIA Eden C7 1200mhz Jetway J7F4K1G2ES-LF VIA Onboard 512MB PC2-4200 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
A-Data FlashDrive None Fanless Linux 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Headless None 65w Power Brick Antec ISK300-65 
MouseAudio
None Onboard VIA 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Barton XP-M 2400+ FJQ4C Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe 256MB BFG 7800GS OC 2x512MB Samsung PC3200 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Raptor 74GB/Seagate 120GB Windows 2000 Pro 60hz 17" CRT Brandless PS2 Keyboard 
PowerMouse
Antec Neo HE 550w Logitech G5 
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