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I just got my 500GB RE2 HDD back from RMA and decided to setup them up in Raid 0 instead of Raid 1.

When I am transfer some files back from 150GB raptors, it was writing 124mb/sec in Vista consistently (highest was 133mb/s and lowest was 105mb/s). I never pay any attention to the transfer speed when they were on Raid 1 so there is nothing for me to compare. What is the standard file transfer speed under Vista?

I read an article from Amandtech sometime ago said there is not much performance gain when use RAID 0 with a Integrated sata controller something like 5~10% in real world application. So, I have been telling ppl no need to go RAID 0 thx to the Amandtech Obviously, they are WRONG!

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That's actually a pretty good speed. I think I get 114 MB/s with my sig rigs harddrives.
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hey i want to do this can i do this with two different sizes of hdd
    
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hey i want to do this can i do this with two different sizes of hdd
Yes. However, the performance will be based on the slower of the two HDs plus the sizing will be based on the smaller of the two. You would get around 320GB.
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I also did another test, which is writing file from WD RE2 to the 150gb raptors. The average transfer speed is around 138mb/s

But when I try the same writing test on a Seagate 500gb 16mb buffer eata 3.0gb/s drive, it doesn't go anything above 40mb/s. Silly Seagate
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ok i was looking all over the label on the hard drive but it doesnt tell me anything about the speed. how do i find out about the speed. any help would be greatly appreciated.
    
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ok i was looking all over the label on the hard drive but it doesnt tell me anything about the speed. how do i find out about the speed. any help would be greatly appreciated.
all drives are 7200rpm.

Unless its very old and/or insanly cheap.

If it was 10,000rpm it would be cleary marked
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download HD-Tach and benchmark!!
    
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