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Hi Folks,

My 2 new Raptors arrived today
I'm gonna install them now, my original are 8mb and these are 16mb cache.
Think there will be much of a performance hit?
I'll set them up on a different Array before I go 4 disk with the Array and see the difference between the 2 Arrays. Heh..Array one more time

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must be nice... i wish i could afford raptors
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Yes, there will be a performance hit can't say for sure but it won't be too much. Not many people know... there are actually 5-6 revisions of Raptors. There are 4 different revisions of 8MB Raptors and only 1 16MB version (to my knowledge). The newer models are faster for single user.
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I'm actually considering going RAID0+1 with 4x Raptor X's

...after I get my SLI done. And maybe not 0+1, but at least a mirrored array with 2 drives
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good luck . . iu didnt notice much of a diff between 2 and 4 . . i think it might be because im still onboard though.
 
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Originally Posted by dualhYbrid View Post
must be nice... i wish i could afford raptors
I work 70+ hours a week

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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Yes, there will be a performance hit can't say for sure but it won't be too much. Not many people know... there are actually 5-6 revisions of Raptors. There are 4 different revisions of 8MB Raptors and only 1 16MB version (to my knowledge). The newer models are faster for single user.
So far it's about the same between the 2 seperate arrays. The burst did not change, I think my PCI Raid card is bottlenecking me
Average read with the 16mb has gone up 10-40mb/s depending on the Bench I use.

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Originally Posted by Yraen View Post
I'm actually considering going RAID0+1 with 4x Raptor X's

...after I get my SLI done. And maybe not 0+1, but at least a mirrored array with 2 drives
Mirrored whats that

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Originally Posted by DanNEBTD View Post
good luck . . iu didnt notice much of a diff between 2 and 4 . . i think it might be because im still onboard though.
Looks like I have to hold off on the 4 disk Array, my extra SATA cable is borked



I'm really just experimenting right now, the 2 16mb are for my new system.
I plan on having the 2 74's and adding 1 more 150 for Raid.
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post #7 of 18
yah I agree

Since your on the on-board your bandwith is limited
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mirrored is raid 1 where the data is saved on both drives so in the event of a drive going up in smoke you still have a up to date back up
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yah I agree

Since your on the on-board your bandwith is limited
Yeah I agree.
It's probably pointless for a 4 disk Array with my current set-up.

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mirrored is raid 1 where the data is saved on both drives so in the event of a drive going up in smoke you still have a up to date back up
Yeah I know. Did you notice the at the end.
That's why I always use a HDD as a back-up
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So far it's about the same between the 2 seperate arrays. The burst did not change, I think my PCI Raid card is bottlenecking me
Average read with the 16mb has gone up 10-40mb/s depending on the Bench I use.
What is the maximum read/write? The PCI bus is limited to 133.33MB/s combined for ALL devices. If you have a sound card, remove it and any other PCI device.
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