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Need new hard drives....

    
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post #12 of 38
Makes my 395MB Burst and 135MB Read/Write look like fail! Nice numbers there.. Latency isn't too great but is it really that bad?
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post #13 of 38
im thinking of adding 2 more drives to my raid setup just for that kinda speed LOL.
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post #14 of 38
With that much space you could partition off 50-60 GB from each drive for a system partition and you'd have an average access time of about 10ms.
    
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post #15 of 38
WOW!

Those 4 WD drives spank the hell out of my 4 raptors in average read speed by 6.8%! My raptors still take it by 23.3% in burst speed and 234.7% in random access time.

If I could figure out a way to lower those access times to < 10ms I might have to think about getting 4 of those to replace the Spinpoints in my backup rig.

Overall, VERY nice job!
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post #16 of 38
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I think your burst is incorrect lol. Max speed by a raptor per drive is 1.5gb/s and that is not including any overhead, 1500 x 4 / 8 = 750 MB/s burst MAX with 4 drives inclusing any overhead. Most controllers read their burst wrong. What is your average read? Do you have a link or anything, my raptors did around 75MB/s per drive so me only beating your by 6.8% is fishy to me.
    
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post #17 of 38
Its an error with hd tach. My write speeds are usually 220 something and sometimes it will glitch and say its 1500 something.
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post #18 of 38
That really high speed is caused by write caching, because the test is so small it fits in the cache of the HD and therefore give you an amazing score.
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post #19 of 38
I was gonna say it was write caching but I wasnt sure in his case. It does that after I enable it in the matrix storage manager.
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post #20 of 38

am i rocking the speed or what
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