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Well its RAID5, 2*70 MB/s ~= 140 doesn't it ? The extra drive just gets used for parity, not parallelism.

Sounds like should be slightly faster according to this :-
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/1738/print/index.html

Has read for WD 2TB Green between 80-100MB/s so that would mean your RAID setup if your drives are similar should be around 180MB/s. Maybe the Hitachi is slowing it down, what speed is that ?
Updated Firmware (Dell) and System Bios of my P6T.. Same result.

The Hitachi drive is faster than the WD Green. WD are ~72MB/sec and Hitashi around ~86MB/sec.

This speed isn't THAT slow imho, but the graph look to be cap at 150Mb/sec.. I wonder if it's a problem or not..

I use that array as a video server, so it's not that important, but I like to tweak things
Edited by Vric - 3/21/09 at 2:36pm
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I'm picking one of these up tonight. I've been trying to figure out what to use for cooling, and I came across an old 6800GT video card with a Thermalright V1 cooler. That's the one with the big heatsink and then the heatpipes that wrap around the top of the card and then another heatsink with an 80mm fan on it. You can also mount a second 80mm fan on the front heatsink if needed, although I never used it with my video card.

Anyway, the mount for this thing is pretty flexible - you put screws through 2 holes diagonal from each other and then it has a scissor-like bracket that you just move until it lines up with the heatsink holes. It looks like it might just work.

I'll try it out and report back what I find. If it fits, this would be a great heatsink to use with this card. I don't think the V1 is made anymore, but they do still make the V1 Ultra which is very similar, although I'm not sure if it mounts the same way.
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Soooo... Ok guys Im totally not a dork or anything but... I kinda named my RAID volume "Local Defense". Thoughts?

I feel so dirty. Dirty cache.
    
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I'm picking one of these up tonight. I've been trying to figure out what to use for cooling, and I came across an old 6800GT video card with a Thermalright V1 cooler. That's the one with the big heatsink and then the heatpipes that wrap around the top of the card and then another heatsink with an 80mm fan on it. You can also mount a second 80mm fan on the front heatsink if needed, although I never used it with my video card.

Anyway, the mount for this thing is pretty flexible - you put screws through 2 holes diagonal from each other and then it has a scissor-like bracket that you just move until it lines up with the heatsink holes. It looks like it might just work.

I'll try it out and report back what I find. If it fits, this would be a great heatsink to use with this card. I don't think the V1 is made anymore, but they do still make the V1 Ultra which is very similar, although I'm not sure if it mounts the same way.
The heatsink uses loops, not holes.

Oh... I was getting 10MB/s performance all last night. I slided the heatsink around to make sure it was secure... Now, I'm back up to 200MB/s+. Lesson learned.
Edited by DuckieHo - 3/21/09 at 3:26pm
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Soooo... Ok guys Im totally not a dork or anything but... I kinda named my RAID volume "Local Defense". Thoughts?

I feel so dirty. Dirty cache.
lol.. i named mine "anti raptor"

interesting on the temp/performance Duckie
    
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I recently picked up a perc 5i for use in an Asus A8N-VM CSM (Geforce 6150 and nForce 430) but the card is not being detected correctly by the system. There is only one 8x or larger PCI-E slot on the system so I can't switch which slot it is using and the only thing I see is after the boot tests complete is a blinking dos-style cursor for about five seconds before windows starts loading. In device manager the card is also not being detected at all. Any ideas why it is not being detected correctly?
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anybody know if I move the card with the drives to a different system, the RAID5 will just work without any tinkering? There is no reason to but has anyone done this.
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anybody know if I move the card with the drives to a different system, the RAID5 will just work without any tinkering? There is no reason to but has anyone done this.
Yeah this will work just fine. The virtual drive config lives on the disks as well as on the card itself.
    
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The heatsink uses loops, not holes.

Oh... I was getting 10MB/s performance all last night. I slided the heatsink around to make sure it was secure... Now, I'm back up to 200MB/s+. Lesson learned.
Ah crap - I should have read closer.

Do you think a 60mm fan mounted directly on top of the stock heatsink would do the trick?
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Ah crap - I should have read closer.

Do you think a 60mm fan mounted directly on top of the stock heatsink would do the trick?
you need 40mm.. 60mm is too big.

I use a Mini-Kraze fan on mine.. Silent and 4.5cfm
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