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Hello everyone, I got these 2 WD6400AAKS drives in Raid-0 with a 64k stripe and installed Vista 64-bit. I checked the "Enable Write Caching" option and the one below that (forget what its called) in Device Manager. I also turned off native command queuing as I read to do that for more speed.

Is there anything else I should or can do with my Nvidia 780i mobo to further speed up my array? My random access times as read in HDTach seem fine at 12.4ms but my Max Burst Speed seems low at about 300mb/s. I see other people with over 1000mb/s burst speed.

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think the high burst speeds others get are just part of the intel write caching.
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think the high burst speeds others get are just part of the intel write caching.
Yeah that could be true.
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I mean the drives seem to be very fast so perhaps I should leave well enough alone.
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Was 64k the BIGGEST size? in order for BEST performance, but worst economy, you want to set the chunk size as big as possible. That will involve re-creating your array though. 300MB/ Sec burst speed is awesome.

NCQ should be rights speed things up, however it's not a given. I found worse performance turning it off using an ICH7 Southbridge. Bench off/ on and see what works best for you. Native Command Queue'ing it's called and it should mean your HDD's can queue commands natively.. (lol) meaning if your PC wants to tell your HDD's something it doesnt have to wait.

May help system performance more than HDD burst performance though.
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