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RAID 5 w/ a controller is ultra fast

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I didn't think it was physically possible to read from drives at 600 MB/s

(setup: 4X 250GB 7200 RPM drives w/ an Areca-1210)
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nice
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VERY nice!

That leaves any southbridge controller completely in the dust.
    
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That's nuts!!!
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yep. I got 134.8 sustained with four WD KS 250GB drives (16MB cache)....

He beats me by about 40MB/s... and the PCI-E bus can clearly handle the bandwidth.

I am not even starting to discuss his burst
    
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how much was the controller card? . . going to be one of my next upgrades
 
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post #7 of 24
can you post some pics of your internal? wanna see how it looks like when the raid controller is hook up
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thats like 20x me..
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post #9 of 24
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the controller card was $330, and supports up to 4 drives, and it supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 1E, 3, 4, 5, and JBOD.

As far the internals, Yeah, I'll try to get a pic of it later, but it's mostly just a massive mess of wires.
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Here's a pic of the stuff inside the case.
The RAID controller is the one w/ the 4 SATA cables coming out of it
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