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post #11 of 34
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--off topic--
does that device work for CD writers? i'm interested

sorry to do that... anyway, like they said, it doesn't look quite right. change stripe to 16, reformat and reinstall, that'll hopefully fix it.
Yep.

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post #12 of 34
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No I mean your stripe and cluster sizes.
Oh, sorry, I'll have to reboot to find that out.

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does that device work for CD writers? i'm interested
I'm pretty sure it'll work on any IDE/ATAPI drive.
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Stripe : Cluster ratio should be 4:1

Default Cluster for MS OS is 4K, ideally the Page file should be on a partition which is 4K cluster as this is what the Page file is designed around. This poses a challenge as you can only have one Stripe value per RAID Array.

So 16:4 is about the best for most systems... but it will come down to what files, size, type are used and how often.

If you use a Cluster > 4K then the Array and Partitions must be created and formatted BEFORE installing XP... there are some issues with XP SP2 and partitons > 4K - will install but fail to boot to complete installation .. issue in MS drivers.
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post #14 of 34
Here are my results:


And I'm also using a 128K strip size.

In your case, the DS3's RAID set-up is not from an ICH8-R controller but an ITE controller, therefore is not going to be as good as an ICH8-R and even if it were any other RAID controller. Look at your CPU usage and mine, that controller is killing your system IMO.
post #15 of 34
My RAID 0 setup using 2x 160Gb SATA2 Samsung Spinpoints 3.0Gb/s

Is this good?
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post #16 of 34
Wow, I didn't notice the CPU utilization until Nasgul pointed it out. It definitely should not be that high. My benches are in the 3% range (+/- 2%).
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hmm i have 4 raptors in Raid 0 and why is my score so low????

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post #18 of 34
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Ok, so I've changed my Stripe size to 16k, and the results are much better:





I can tell you guys now that the reason my CPU usage was @ 100% was becuase I was folding.
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post #19 of 34
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hmm i have 4 raptors in Raid 0 and why is my score so low????
Because you're using the 3rd party controller as well. There are only 3 ports for the MoBo you have, that's the reason why I didn't get the P5WDH from the beginning.



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, from 128k to 16k gave you that improvement? Did you even try to see before it there was going to be an improvement over 128K w/o folding? If you didn't, I think you should've had to run the benchmark with the 128k w/o folding.

And what's up with the first results you got? They're from HD Tune 2.10 and now you're using HD Tune 2.52, maybe there was the flaw, running an older version program. And your CPU usage for RAID is still a bit high.
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Because you're using the 3rd party controller as well. There are only 3 ports for the MoBo you have, that's the reason why I didn't get the P5WDH from the beginning.



Lightsource
, from 128k to 16k gave you that improvement? Did you even try to see before it there was going to be an improvement over 128K w/o folding? If you didn't, I think you should've had to run the benchmark with the 128k w/o folding.

And what's up with the first results you got? They're from HD Tune 2.10 and now you're using HD Tune 2.52, maybe there was the flaw, running an older version program. And your CPU usage for RAID is still a bit high.
Yea I noticed that.

I really did it wrong becuase I installed everything first and then did the hdd test. And I also (as you said) used two versions of HD Tune. But do you think it's really worth the reformatting and everything to get xxx(plz estimate) much more performance?
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