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post #21 of 37
Very nice, I plan on having 4 WD 250 GB HDs in RAID-0 by the beginning of the year, getting the other three HDs for christmas and all.
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post #22 of 37
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2x RAID-0 is enough i think lol 4x RAID-0 is expensive and you may as well go for 2x Raptors if your willing to spend that much imo.

Strange my hard disks are 8mb cache models, surely that 16mb cache on each of your drives should produce better scores than mine?
 
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post #23 of 37
Actually I am looking more at the space, the speed is just an added advantage. I filled up 250 in no time flat and I really need more space, and I do alot of PVRing with my comp so it adds up quick, (those HD copies of Lost take up alot of space).
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post #24 of 37
Lol my dad tried raid-0 on an asus p5nd2-sli deluxe and windows would load in like 20 minutes and sometimes refuse to start! Then He bought an ECS 570 Slit-a v5.1 and wow it is amazing 1/2 of a bar with xp pro.

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post #25 of 37
dude your setup is kickin mine's butt in terms of speed lol. maybe I'm justu nlucky? lol
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post #26 of 37
No sideburns, its the Maxtors
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post #27 of 37
what stripe sizes would you suggest for next time i reformat?
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post #28 of 37
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Stipe size also known as chunk size should be set as high as possible if you don't care about disk capacity and you want just performance from the array. Although to be honest there is no difference in overall capacity of the drives combined in RAID0 to them being formatted and being standalone single drives. For me i set the stripe size/chunk size to 128KB.

Example:

Samsung Spinpoint 160GB SATA2 3.0GB/s drive formatted via NTFS i have a overall capacity of 150GB

2 x Samsung Spinpoint 160GB SATA2 3.0GB/s in RAID0 with 128KB Chunk Size i get a overall capacity of 298GB

So as you can see there's nothing in it, although for much larger drives around 300GB individually i'm not sure if the same can be said.
 
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post #29 of 37
You need to enable drive in bios , also check your media shield manual. You can morph the 3 drives into Raid 5 NICE !!!
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post #30 of 37
Ps make sure you have installed Nforce Driver 6.86 as this adds your media shield utility.
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