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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
I would suggest you using a 256KB stripe. Also, the ULi is a better controller overall, even though it's older, it's a dedicated RAID controller, which IIRC had it's own cache system.
The largest stripe that was available was 128kb. I'm 99.9% positive I went with the 64kb stripe just to evaluate the difference between old and new.

And to tell you honestly, the ULi did the worst of my 939's. Nvidia did the best, followed closely but Silicon Image. And the the Sil was only SATA I.
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The largest stripe that was available was 128kb. I'm 99.9% positive I went with the 64kb stripe just to evaluate the difference between old and new.

And to tell you honestly, the ULi did the worst of my 939's. Nvidia did the best, followed closely but Silicon Image. And the the Sil was only SATA I.
Probably shoulda gone with 128KB stripe then.

nVidia's newer RAID functions are pretty bad for the most part. THe SiL & ULi probably had cache on them, which makes all the difference in RAID performance.

To bad boards don't use them any more, its either the Chipset one, or a stupid Jmicron turd.
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Was 52-0 in the 3rdQ when I flipped to the Jets/Buff.
Ouch...

Edit:did not see your post blitz... Double outch
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N2Gaming: The score was New England Patriots (my team) 59, Titans 0.

Edited by N2Gaming - 10/19/09 at 8:03am
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Yeah, I watched the Pats game, it was awesome :Thumb:

ANOTHER UPDATE:http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=776774
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Probably shoulda gone with 128KB stripe then.

nVidia's newer RAID functions are pretty bad for the most part. THe SiL & ULi probably had cache on them, which makes all the difference in RAID performance.

To bad boards don't use them any more, its either the Chipset one, or a stupid Jmicron turd.
Figures. Maybe I'll look into one of those Perc controllers, then maybe I'll get some (veloci)raptors to go along with it.
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Tator Tot: Do you have any testing experience with SAS drives? If so, is it worth the extra outlay over normal SATA drives / controllers?

OSDCrusher: Congrats, that is a nice looking clock, and I will update the off-site roster in the near future.
     
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Figures. Maybe I'll look into one of those Perc controllers, then maybe I'll get some (veloci)raptors to go along with it.
Go for the PERC 6/i.

When Burrito sells them on here it's $109 shipped w/ BBU (battery backup unit.)

Go to Fleabay for cables.

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Tator Tot: Do you have any testing experience with SAS drives? If so, is it worth the extra outlay over normal SATA drives / controllers?
SAS Drives have near instant access times, and are incredibly fast, combine 3 15K Fujitsu's in RAID 0 and instant on is no problem.

Though, the cost is the major downside. little space for a high cost.

And as an FYI, drives don't need more than 16MB of cache currently, the excess cache is to make a drive look pretty, doesn't help performance.

This is why most SAS drives have only 16MB of Cache.
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OSDCrusher, I updated the roster with your new overclock. Great job

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Maybe I'll look into one of those Perc controllers, then maybe I'll get some (veloci)raptors to go along with it.
BlackOmega, you'll also probably see little to no cpu usage with a discrete card.

What's wrong with your average read numbers? They look pretty good to me.

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Though, the cost is the major downside. little space for a high cost.
Tator, the biggest I'm capable of getting in 15K form is 450GB. It's a weird number I know hehe. Most of our build-outs at work we go with the 300GB 15K drives. Tator Question: Now I know SAS drives are basically sata drives but with SCSI commands...is it really worth running those on a regular desktop? Obviously the spindle speed is nice but do the scsi commands offer any benefit at all (games, checking email, ms office ect)?

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can anyone tell me why my cpu core 1 is more than core 0?

i meant,why does core 1 work more than core 0?
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Tator Question: Now I know SAS drives are basically sata drives but with SCSI commands...is it really worth running those on a regular desktop? Obviously the spindle speed is nice but do the scsi commands offer any benefit at all (games, checking email, ms office ect)?
SCSI Commands really won't have a bennifit for desktop users, but the access time is nothing, spindle speed is insane, and these driver are designed for RAID.

It's very rare that you find drives in a server not a part of an array, while desktop (consumer) SATA drives are not really designed with that intention in mind, so different drives from the same series can have verrying RAID performance.

While on a SAS drive your RAID performance is pretty much all up to the controller, as most Fujitsu drives from the Same series, whether they are 73.6GB/143GB/300GB will all perform about the same.

Also, I think SAS drives have those odd numbers because they use 1024Byte scale and not the 1000Byte scale.

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i meant,why does core 1 work more than core 0?
Single threaded apps will always have a priority to run on core 1.

Though, if you are running many single threaded apps at once, then you can use task manager to assign them to another core.
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Core i5 3570K  Biostar TZ774XE Power Color AX5770 1GB 4x4GB 1866Mhz 9-10-9-27-2T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Western Digital Green 2TB Samsung Spinpoint M4 500GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X-25M G2 80GB Lite-On BluRay Drive Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2212HM Deck Legend Frost Tactile Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Custom Acrylic Test Bed 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Cooler Master Storm Tactics FPS Beyer Dynamics DT-990 600ohm Samson MediaOne 3A 
AudioAudioOtherOther
FiiO E09k QOGIR FiiO E17 ALPEN Microsoft Lifecam Studio Blue Yeti Pro Microphone 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10-A5800K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Radeon HD7770 1GB 2x8GB 1866mhz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2TB 5400 RPM  24x DVD Drive Noctua L9A 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 32" IPS TV Logitech K400 Seasonic G360 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Logitech K400 Trackpad Custom 2.1 Home Theater Setup 
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