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Hey ...

Since adding two new SATA drives to my existing 1 drive system (total 3 SATA drives, now) ... I've noticed that XP takes just a bit longer to boot than before ...

It's noticeable, but not too bad ... maybe 8 to 10 secs longer ... interface doesn't come in as quick ... icon loading etc ...

Is this a normal/expected phenomenon when adding drives?
    
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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
Hey ...

Since adding two new SATA drives to my existing 1 drive system (total 3 SATA drives, now) ... I've noticed that XP takes just a bit longer to boot than before ...

It's noticeable, but not too bad ... maybe 8 to 10 secs longer ... interface doesn't come in as quick ... icon loading etc ...

Is this a normal/expected phenomenon when adding drives?
Please tell me you used RAID....
    
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I think when I added my second drive I did notice a Small delay in boot time. So it maybe normal...
Or we can just be going a little crazy lol.

Either way I'm sure it's nothing to worry about
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Please tell me you used RAID....
Still waiting for another 500gig drive this week ...

*THEN* I'm configuring RAID0 ...

    
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You got the jumpers configured?
Sata I or Sata II?
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You got the jumpers configured?
Sata I or Sata II?


They shipped at SATA I ... and I quickly discovered the advantages of switching them to SATA II ...

Otherwise ... the lag isn't really bothersome ... it just takes about 50 seconds to boot now instead of 40 ...

Thought it might simply be XP having to initialize more devices ...
    
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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
Still waiting for another 500gig drive this week ...

*THEN* I'm configuring RAID0 ...

Cool! I'm tellin' ya... you'll like RAID0. And as long as you're buying quality drives, I wouldn't worry about one of them biting the dust and screwing up your array. Heck, I've never had a HD go bad on me, not even my old 286's 40mb (my dad threw it away when I moved out.... ). I loved that thing....
    
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Cool! I'm tellin' ya... you'll like RAID0. And as long as you're buying quality drives, I wouldn't worry about one of them biting the dust and screwing up your array. Heck, I've never had a HD go bad on me, not even my old 286's 40mb (my dad threw it away when I moved out.... ). I loved that thing....
I used to run RAID0 with SCSI LVD drives ... way back, around 1999 or so ...

For video editing, music stuff ... working with GINORMOUS files ... RAID0 is the way to go ...

Haven't run RAID0 with SATA drives ... but expect a decent increase in throughput ...
    
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