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I removed norton, and ran the test again...it did not help, do u guys think that one of my drives are bad or something?
    
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do you have a Seagate tool to test the drives?

To me this does not seem like a drive issue (it could be though).

Something is limiting you... since it seems like the graph hits a 'ceiling'

Usually, you'll get a graph that starts high and then slopes down....

The only odd thing I can think off that could be faulty on the HDD is the cache...
    
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Go to device manager, look for the raid controller/drives. Go to options on it and look through the tabs. There are options you need to change that speeds up the raid performance in XP on 680i, I am in vista so I do not have the problem. If you can't let me know and I will try to look for the exact settings because I am recalling from memory.
    
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Is one of the HD jumper set so it limits the mode to SATA 1.5GB/s?
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See what kind of numbers HDTune gives you.
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post #16 of 39
I know what your problem is.... Its that MOTHERBOARD!!!!

it has never worked right for anyone i know that has it... I cant even get the raid to work, let alone get as far as you did with it...

the problem with the drive path is due to the placement of the hdds on the sata controller on the motherboard... the numbers that are printed on the board are not the same as in the bios and raid util...

Explain in as much detail as possible on how you configured your raid in the bios and how you installed the raid drivers when installing windows...

from what i can read on the internet, there is a right and wrong way on setting up the raid on that motherboard....
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post #17 of 39
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I did remove the jumpers from both HDDs, and when I went to device manager the raid controllers say, NVIDIA nforce 590/570/550 Serial ATA COntroller.

I is not suppose to say 680?

JoBlo69 how did u get ur RAID to work??
    
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Did you defrag after the install?
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Yes, I did defrag after the install.
    
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post #20 of 39
i didnt ever figure it out!! im not running raid off of the motherboard... im using a pcix card from work... im kinda "borrowing" it....

i screwed with the floppy disk and the "F6" to install the drivers. That went know where...

tried nlite... i know i built the new xp disk correctly, but the drivers still didn't stick...

after that i said screw it!!! but with a lot more R rated words....

let us know how you setup your raid.....!!
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