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Okay... I have the results.
OS/Format: Min:Sec
Windows Quick Format: 00:04
Windows Full Format: 29:30
Windows Partition / Full Format: 30:48
Linux Full Format: 00:13
Linux Partition / Full Format: 00:23
Blitz, this is pretty awesome. Thanks for taking the time to show a comparison.

Few questions/comments I have. About the Windows Partition/Full Format, what did you use for that? Just Disk Management? When you create partitions under disk management you don't necessarily have to do a full format. I'm also kind of wondering how legitimate the Linux "Full Format" is. Is it really a "full" format? A full format to Microsoft consists of Windows (or the installer) checking each sector to see if there are any bad ones. I can't imagine the Linux software doing that in 23 seconds for a 80GB hard drive...know what I mean?

Good luck
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Hey guys, just doing a check in, but some of my new stuff showed up today.

Moseft Heatsink, Xigmatek HDT NB Heatsink, & soutbridge low profile heatsink.

I'm slappin them all on the A8N32-SLi DLX and going at it with some cranked up voltage, I'm also looking at a pencil mod for this board, anyone know if it's good or not?

Other than that, I'll be on and off with questions as I experiment more, I'm currently re-wiring the house with new/er Cat 6 cable. And I'm re-doing the electricity some.

Hopefully we can get the drop-celing in in the basement next week.
O dang you're going to have to take pics of the heatsinks especially the NB. I"m curious how it fits, perhaps another alternative to active cooling on my NF4 ultra's.

And what pencil mod do you speak of? I'm curious about this?
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A couple of screenshots for y'alls before I head for bed (been installing WinXP updates and various software for this machine, as well as nursing a mild but growing headache from bad refresh rates on a CRT monitor -- I have yet to install the graphics driver as I'm using a substitute video card at the moment):

HDTach Results: WD VelociRaptor 150GB x2 in RAID 0


HDTach Results: WD 500AACS 500GB Caviar Green


These are the drives on Darth Raivo. If I remember, I'll run the same tests on the 500AAKS 500GB Caviars in Darth Ominous to compare (those are not in RAID, but in JBOD).

By the way, thanks, Blitz, for the tip in enabling the drive on the Silicon Image SATA controller in Windows. Worked a treat!
    
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Few questions/comments I have. About the Windows Partition/Full Format, what did you use for that? Just Disk Management? When you create partitions under disk management you don't necessarily have to do a full format. I'm also kind of wondering how legitimate the Linux "Full Format" is. Is it really a "full" format? A full format to Microsoft consists of Windows (or the installer) checking each sector to see if there are any bad ones. I can't imagine the Linux software doing that in 23 seconds for a 80GB hard drive...know what I mean?

Good luck
That is a fancy good question. I would presume Linux is not checking disk integrity as it is formatting, that could explain the speed differential. Interestingly, there is a quick format in Linux as well, but I did not bother doing it since it would be slower than just using Windows. (It takes the LiveCD a minute or two longer to boot than Vista, so two to five minutes longer than XP.) For sake of argument, maybe I will format followed by an fsck and see how long it takes.

As to how I ran it, I completely killed all superfluous processes in Vista and ran Disk Management yes.

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By the way, thanks, Blitz, for the tip in enabling the drive on the Silicon Image SATA controller in Windows. Worked a treat!
Glad to see it worked. Thanks Joe for posting your RAID results; it is interesting to see how with a RAID setup, speed does not drop off as capacity increases. (+IMGREP) It is also nice to see that your RAID rips my single drive a new one, whereas my single drive ripped my RAID a new one. If I ever find a reasonably priced IDE enclosure, I will return the other 80 GB to my computer, which currently in an enclosure in the fire-proof safe as a backup, so experiments with other OSes will be faster. (A RAID0 of two 2 MB cache SATA-150 drives is faster than a single drive of the same even if much slower than a modern drive.)
     
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That is impressive joe. Just the spd of one Velociraptor in a non raid config is blistering fast then you raid two Velociraptors and show me what I'm missing. Of course I don't miss the head acke that you were having.
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speaking of headache... I think my MBR (not sure 100% what that is...) got messed up somewhere along the line of my moving my partition. Even when I installed Vista on the second partition (hoping I would at least be able to boot), nothing happened. I thought Vista would put a new bootloader in, but it didn't. Now when I skip booting from CD, it just stops. It's not frozen, but it doesn't give me any HDD errors like it did before I installed Vista. Could this be because Vista put the bootloader at the beginning of its partition instead of at the beginning of the entire hard drive? Vista is the second partition btw.
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Holy S@$ I'm up to post 16360! I've got soo many posts muti-qouted I'll probally bring down the board!
Fortunately most of them have already been addressed and all I could add is fluff/history.
BTW /f means full (does sector level mapping and marks Fat for bad blocks) Have no clue why microshaft changes everything I think it's to keep guys like me from staying up to date. If we could do that we could tear M$ down.
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A couple of screenshots for y'alls before I head for bed (been installing WinXP updates and various software for this machine, as well as nursing a mild but growing headache from bad refresh rates on a CRT monitor -- I have yet to install the graphics driver as I'm using a substitute video card at the moment):

HDTach Results: WD VelociRaptor 150GB x2 in RAID 0


HDTach Results: WD 500AACS 500GB Caviar Green


These are the drives on Darth Raivo. If I remember, I'll run the same tests on the 500AAKS 500GB Caviars in Darth Ominous to compare (those are not in RAID, but in JBOD).

By the way, thanks, Blitz, for the tip in enabling the drive on the Silicon Image SATA controller in Windows. Worked a treat!
Very nice results Joe Man those raptors are blistering fast. Nice to see that they beat out the SCSI drives.
The results for your caviars are pretty much identical to my WD 250GB (SE-16,RE-16) drives. Out of curiosity are those drives 16 or 32MB cache?



As for me, my second GPU just showed up . Unfortunately I have to study for the next 6 hours :swearing: so I won't be able to post up any results for a while.
Still debating on whether I should swap my opty 180 to the CFX or leave the 3800x2 on there as the temps with the lapped CPU and cooler are rather remarkable. Even over-volted to ~1.55v it stays well within my desired temp range. Although, I can achieve a higher overclock with my opty. Hmmmmm... decisions, decisions.

Anyway, when I get it all figured out I'll post up some screen shots and see if crossfiring really makes a difference or not.

Have a good day gentlemen.
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