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Thanks for the replies guys, think 128 seems to be the best choice for what i want.

and lol at cyberDruid...xD
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post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by CyberDruid View Post
Depends on your build

If your build is Phat wide stripes will make it look taller and more sveldt.

But narrow stripes will make it look really lumpy and obese.

Vertical stripes on a phat rig are to be avoided at all cost...

post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by ChiliCheeseFritos View Post
I agree with everything except putting gaming under the category requiring smaller strips. Many games require larger transactions when loading. Therefore, I would put gaming under the "higher the better" category.

You should go with 128.

Depending on the amount of RAM you shouldn't be using a lot of HD space to load games. They should load into CPU cache, RAM, and GPU RAM. If you were loading up the game on disk and playing off the disk you wouldn't be playing at all, but waiting for the disk to catch up.

But he is probably right I would stick with the default it's just easier then making it all complicated. hehe
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Oh man there are so many discussions about Stripe Size on the web already, avoid another one^^

There are benchmarks that "show" that Half Life 2 is loading fastest on 16k stripe.
But in the real world you won't feel any difference between 4k or 128k.

For main array (windows boot) I would recommend 64k.
For data only array go 128k.
But this is just what I found the best after reading tons of treads, tests, reports, benches, ....


Again: don't take the Stripe Size to serious, you won't fell the difference between different settings...
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Originally Posted by MESeidel View Post
Oh man there are so many discussions about Stripe Size on the web already, avoid another one^^

There are benchmarks that "show" that Half Life 2 is loading fastest on 16k stripe.
But in the real world you won't feel any difference between 4k or 128k.

For main array (windows boot) I would recommend 64k.
For data only array go 128k.
But this is just what I found the best after reading tons of treads, tests, reports, benches, ....


Again: don't take the Stripe Size to serious, you won't fell the difference between different settings...

Thanks for the comments. I deal a lot with stripe sizes with my Oracle Databases, a lot of the same experience can be applied here. I just didn't want anyone to be misinformed.
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