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Check that out and you tell me. Im running a RAID 0 on drives that are about 8-9 months old. As you can see there is a huge drop in performance (18mb/sec) I tried doing this test twice only to see it do the same thing twice only last time it was a drop of 1.5mb/sec. I recently reinstalled WinXP (without the F6 drivers cause i have no floppy drive) so although they are labeled as RAID 0, im not sure the array is working correctly. Windows only see's one disk and the performance seems to be the same as when i had Vista with a RAID 0 setup.

Im stumpped, I also tried to slipstream the raid drivers using nLite and it would give me an error about my Product Key being bad, so i just installed direct from the WinXP disc. I also downloaded Intel Matrix Storage Manager and it also sees the drives as a raid array. I noticed a bit of hiccuping on the desktop when i would click the Start button every once ina while. Anyone care to help?
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What matters is the average, don't pay too much attention to spikes (both low and high)....

The high burst rate (1.5MB/sec) could mean you're using write-back caching for your RAID volume, which is no problem but it creates artificial results. Disable this and compare to older results...
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