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post #1 of 19
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I have 3x 500gb Western Digitial Cavier SATA II

Asus striker mobo with onboard nvidia sata raid controller

I set it up for raid 5, 64k, windows vista.

i formated it, set it as a simple drive.

i see all 9xx gb of free space.

Writing to it is slowwww which isnt a problem really as long as its fault tolerant, 1tb of data is something you dont want to just lose overnight. plus its only bothering me now because im transferring over alot of old stuff.

Is there any tips you guys can give me to optimize this setup?

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post #2 of 19
Don't use RAID5 with dumb controllers.... The parity calculation adds a lot of overhead. Would you run HDTach and post a screen shot? I am interested in performance and CPU utilization.

For performance, I would either just get another drive to do RAID10 or RAID0+1. OR get a Smart RAID card for RAID5.
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post #3 of 19
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gonna run it now, dling hdtach 3.0
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3x WD 500gb SataII RAID-0 Lite-On DVD-RW DL w/ lightscribe Vista Ultimate Sharp 1080p 32" LCD 
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post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by Ptnguyen203 View Post
gonna run it now, dling hdtach 3.0
di mau.
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post #5 of 19
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haha di di mau



if ya have aim hit me up on b18turbosir, its faster on there (transferring pics and what not)

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...3/Untitled.jpg
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3x WD 500gb SataII RAID-0 Lite-On DVD-RW DL w/ lightscribe Vista Ultimate Sharp 1080p 32" LCD 
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post #6 of 19
hmmm... 70MB/s is not fast at all. Also CPU usuage is a bit high at 4%... It should be 2% or less in RAID0 and RAID1.

Do you know how your HDs perform individually? You maybe better off with a OS/app HD and RAID1 data HDs.
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post #7 of 19
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My OS is temporarily running on a separate WD 200gb IDE

I noticed its extremely low compared to others on this board.
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3x WD 500gb SataII RAID-0 Lite-On DVD-RW DL w/ lightscribe Vista Ultimate Sharp 1080p 32" LCD 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3x WD 500gb SataII RAID-0 Lite-On DVD-RW DL w/ lightscribe Vista Ultimate Sharp 1080p 32" LCD 
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post #8 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ptnguyen203 View Post
My OS is temporarily running on a separate WD 200gb IDE

I noticed its extremely low compared to others on this board.
nVidia RAID isn't that good....
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Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
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post #9 of 19
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So what do you recommend I do? I want performance yet fault tolerance also...

could my ram have anything to do with it? I made a post in intel ram about it, its got this crazy timing 5-7-7-25
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core2Duo E6600 3.4ghz Asus Striker Extreme 8800 GTX 4GB Crucial Ballistix DDR800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3x WD 500gb SataII RAID-0 Lite-On DVD-RW DL w/ lightscribe Vista Ultimate Sharp 1080p 32" LCD 
PowerCase
CoolMax 700 watt Lian-Li V1000BPlus II w/ window 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core2Duo E6600 3.4ghz Asus Striker Extreme 8800 GTX 4GB Crucial Ballistix DDR800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3x WD 500gb SataII RAID-0 Lite-On DVD-RW DL w/ lightscribe Vista Ultimate Sharp 1080p 32" LCD 
PowerCase
CoolMax 700 watt Lian-Li V1000BPlus II w/ window 
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post #10 of 19
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After reading and reading, im taking off the raid 5, i dont think its THAT neccessary... now what am I going to do with all these drive... 1.5TB lol
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Intel Core2Duo E6600 3.4ghz Asus Striker Extreme 8800 GTX 4GB Crucial Ballistix DDR800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3x WD 500gb SataII RAID-0 Lite-On DVD-RW DL w/ lightscribe Vista Ultimate Sharp 1080p 32" LCD 
PowerCase
CoolMax 700 watt Lian-Li V1000BPlus II w/ window 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core2Duo E6600 3.4ghz Asus Striker Extreme 8800 GTX 4GB Crucial Ballistix DDR800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3x WD 500gb SataII RAID-0 Lite-On DVD-RW DL w/ lightscribe Vista Ultimate Sharp 1080p 32" LCD 
PowerCase
CoolMax 700 watt Lian-Li V1000BPlus II w/ window 
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