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post #21 of 30
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Will do!
thanks man. cause i know the 250s are pretty fast in raid0
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post #22 of 30
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I did a comparison between the new drives in RAID 0, and the old drives. I also want to note that the stripe size on my 250GB drives in RAID 0 whas set to 64k. With the 640Gb drives, I set the stripe size to 128k.

Here are my results with the 250Gb AKS:





Here are my results with the 640Gb AAKS:
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post #23 of 30
nice results . Are you using the onboard raid, or do you have a raid controller?
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nice results . Are you using the onboard raid, or do you have a raid controller?
I'm using the ICH9R on-board raid. I was debating getting a RAID controller, but I couldnt justify the cost.
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post #25 of 30
The 500GB AAKS drives are awesome too. I love mine. Now that I've got 2 I'm going to raid 0 them I think, and use a 1TB for storage. Not too sure yet though.
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how did you get your burst speed so high? I get around 360MB/s
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post #27 of 30
They're nice drives indeed, but if you don't need that much space, you can get the 320GB's instead like I did. It's the same thing if you get single platter version (00B3A0).
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post #28 of 30
Those speeds are amazing. TBH, I would stick with the 2x640's, as they are far larger than the 250's, and probably are still faster than 3 of them.

Too bad I can't put two of my 250's in RAID. I need the space (only have 250GB total free space , 760GB used).
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post #29 of 30
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They're nice drives indeed, but if you don't need that much space, you can get the 320GB's instead like I did. It's the same thing if you get single platter version (00B3A0).
Yeah, the 320Gb drives are nice. When they where first released, they where plagued with a troublesome firmware. I think that has been fixed now.

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how did you get your burst speed so high? I get around 360MB/s
Sorry, I should have mentioned that the burst speed is an error when you enable "write back caching". The actual burst speed is around 366 with "Write back cache" disabled.
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post #30 of 30
ah ok, so that makes sense .
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