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SO yea im back again, went with raid 0, how does this look now?

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3x HD in RAID0? You've doubled your performance! What stripe sector size?
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stripe size is the default i think it was 64k

why do i see people with such high burst like 3gb?

so is the performance good? or bad?
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Originally Posted by Ptnguyen203 View Post
stripe size is the default i think it was 64k

why do i see people with such high burst like 3gb?

so is the performance good? or bad?
Where did you see 3GB burst? Are you sure?

Performance is fine for your Hds and controller.
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post #16 of 19
Jeez, that onboard RAID really underperforms with RAID 5, I'd hate to see the write speeds of that (if the reads are already that bad).

Definately go with RAID 0 if you want to use RAID. The performance hit for RAID 5 w/ that controller is just TOO big.

Your RAID 0 speeds are fine btw, those are pretty good for 3 7200 drives.
post #17 of 19
Welcome to fakeraid 5

Write speeds are abysmal with raid 5 under software. Depending on how much ram you have, you can generally transfer anything under a certain size very very quickly, and after that you deal with huge file transfer times.

It's actually kinda funny to drag and drop copy a 1 gig file and windows will say it finished in 5 seconds... but you can watch your HD's write for another 60.

If you want some redundancy though, do like another poster said and go 0+1 (or 1+0?) and you'll get good throughput to the drives. It sucks to feel 1T short of what you oughtta have, but losing 2T is not fun.
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post #18 of 19
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yea i mean im already more than half way there, so i might as well spend another 100 bucks and go raiod 10/01

thanks for all the input.

as for the 3gb burst ya, i saw it on the sticky, or something, people are getting 3gb burst... is it fake or something?
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post #19 of 19
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Welcome to fakeraid 5

Write speeds are abysmal with raid 5 under software. Depending on how much ram you have, you can generally transfer anything under a certain size very very quickly, and after that you deal with huge file transfer times.

It's actually kinda funny to drag and drop copy a 1 gig file and windows will say it finished in 5 seconds... but you can watch your HD's write for another 60.

If you want some redundancy though, do like another poster said and go 0+1 (or 1+0?) and you'll get good throughput to the drives. It sucks to feel 1T short of what you oughtta have, but losing 2T is not fun.
I don't remember which one NOT to use w/ on-board, but either 0+1 or 10 (one of em) performs very poorly with onboard. The issue is, with fakeraid, anything with striping has a good chance to get lost when any 1 drive goes down. It may promise redundancy, but some on board controllers can't handle a drive going dead, and you lose everything even though you thought you had redundancy.

If you want redundancy w/ on board, use only RAID 1. RAID 1 is very tolerant, if one drive goes out, you just disable RAID, and use the good drive as-is.
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