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Intel Matrix vs. LSI PCIe SAS

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I've meaning to do this for a while and have decided tonights the night. Attached below are the scores for my current RAIDO setup consisting of 3x80gb SATAII. In around a half hour i'm gonna rip it all out and connect to a dedicated SAS raid card, an LSI SAS3041E-R. I will slice the drives the same as i did with the onboard raid, which was 33.3gb and 190gb, (this was an error on my part, actually wanted 33.3% and put the figure in the wrong box DOH!), i will then have to reinstall windows (so it'll be a while...) av, firewall etc then i'll post the scores...

any comments/thoughts before i go offline to do this?

Gettin excited.....

SPEED SPEED AND MORE SPEEEEEEED>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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E6600@3.2 ASROCK CONROEXFIRE ESATA II X1900XT 512 2*1 GB GEIL BLACK DRAGON 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3x80g raid0, 500g bakup, 250 bakup... DVDRW XP (EXTRA PATIENCE...)/tiny vista/ubuntu 22" TFT 
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yes ETASIS ET850 PENDING WITNESSES yes 
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3x80g raid0, 500g bakup, 250 bakup... DVDRW XP (EXTRA PATIENCE...)/tiny vista/ubuntu 22" TFT 
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yes ETASIS ET850 PENDING WITNESSES yes 
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post #2 of 4
Make sure to use the same sector sizes.

Where did you get the SAS3041E-R? I just checked and its not a smart hardware RAID card.... it does not have an onboard processor or memory. I wouldn't expect much better performance than the Intel RAID.
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I also have a 4th drive (all 4 identical), which i will also add to the array once i have tested with the same setup (3 drives) to make a comparison. I'm just d/ling new av, firewall etc, gotta do a stick with the raid drivers etc etc

AAAAAAAAAAAARRRRHHHHH... also need to find my XP disk and key....omg
    
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E6600@3.2 ASROCK CONROEXFIRE ESATA II X1900XT 512 2*1 GB GEIL BLACK DRAGON 
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3x80g raid0, 500g bakup, 250 bakup... DVDRW XP (EXTRA PATIENCE...)/tiny vista/ubuntu 22" TFT 
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yes ETASIS ET850 PENDING WITNESSES yes 
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3x80g raid0, 500g bakup, 250 bakup... DVDRW XP (EXTRA PATIENCE...)/tiny vista/ubuntu 22" TFT 
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You are correct, it does not have any memory onboard but you are also wrong, this card does in fact have an onboard processor....

the processor is called the FUSION MPT

http://www.lsi.com/insight_center/te...mpt/index.html

This project now on hold for a couple of days. Reason:suddenly become ultra busy and missus unwell.
    
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E6600@3.2 ASROCK CONROEXFIRE ESATA II X1900XT 512 2*1 GB GEIL BLACK DRAGON 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3x80g raid0, 500g bakup, 250 bakup... DVDRW XP (EXTRA PATIENCE...)/tiny vista/ubuntu 22" TFT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
yes ETASIS ET850 PENDING WITNESSES yes 
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3x80g raid0, 500g bakup, 250 bakup... DVDRW XP (EXTRA PATIENCE...)/tiny vista/ubuntu 22" TFT 
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