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post #11 of 24
yum... spaghetti

I'd get some shorter SATA cables
    
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get out !!! we having spaghetti tonight.... j/k

Very nice... Might have to get that card... How hard is to setup raid with it ?
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post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by demoship View Post
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
LOL!! i cant see anything
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AHH . . slade close you eyes!!. . . cables everywhere . .


wouldnt take too much work to clean up though.
 
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post #15 of 24
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get out !!! we having spaghetti tonight.... j/k

Very nice... Might have to get that card... How hard is to setup raid with it ?
Very easy.

Here's the steps (Basically)

1. Create driver disk w/ the bootable CD (you need a 3.5" floppy -- not included)
2. Create a RAID array w/ the BIOS on the card (it'll format it and all that stuff)
3. Install the RAID driver w/ the floppy disk you created

Done!

As far as the cables go, the airflow's still pretty good, so I don't have a problem with it
post #16 of 24
If you ever saw Sladesurfer's case you'd see the opposite end of the spectrum...no cables...no drives (well one).

Lol..that is some bandwidth there.

Can you feel the reponse on the desktop? Or is it all just in the numbers?
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get out !!! we having spaghetti tonight.... j/k

Very nice... Might have to get that card... How hard is to setup raid with it ?
It's the same process as setting up any RAID. Install drivers before OS. (assume OS will be on RAID).

Any chance of a RAID0 benchmark? 300MB/s?
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post #18 of 24
I'm seriously thinking about doing that. Its a lot better than having a dedicated back-up drive.
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Your computer is giving birth!! oh noes.
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post #20 of 24
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RAID 0 will perform better then this setup for writes, reads will be around the same.

And yes, I can feel the benefits of the array.

Windows installation took 10 minutes
Windows takes about 25 seconds to boot once it starts loading (The BIOS stuff and other initialization take maybe 15 seconds)
Installation of new programs happens unbelieveably fast as well

If you're spending 4K+ on top of the line everything, I'd definately say go for a card like this. Or if you have a need for data security, this is a great setup too. Manually copying files is a pain, and you forget to do it too.
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