Originally Posted by txtmstrjoe
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...
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.