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can someone direct me where to find SATA cables for this card? I found sets for $30 but that's kinda high for cables....
I think the one I linked to a few pages back was around $20. Keep in mind you're essentially getting 4 SATA cables so $5 apiece at 3 feet long is a pretty good price, considering.
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Holy hell, 3 feet is WAY too long lol

Ill see if I can find that link
    
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Holy hell, 3 feet is WAY too long lol

Ill see if I can find that link
I think they had 18" versions as well...most are going to be long though considering the typical use of the card.
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http://www.wiredzone.com/Itemdesc.as...004967&eq=&Tp=

Is this the right cable for regular SATA drives?? It sais Serial Attached SCSI cables... I have no idea what that is for, maybe SCSI drives? or does this work with SATA drives??

Also has anyone used copper heatsinks for the card that work without epoxy? I am going to pick up some stuff from Petra's tech shop soon and want to see if any of the HS or HSF sets at petra's could work... I am thinking just epoxy them onto the proc of the RAID card?? is this advisable?
Im looking at stuff from here http://petrastechshop.com/nohe.html

Also, if those cables will not work, can someone link me to ones that are right for SATA drives

Oh and one more thing..
I read the last 5 pages of this thread and cant determine what type of 512MB RAM is needed... I know you need ECC, but is buffered a good thing? does anyone have recommendations here?

And is it a good idea to use updated drivers prior to installing Windows Vista 64bit instead of the packaged drivers in Vista?


EDIT: Im going to get longer cables to avoid stretching/tension. I can just coil up excess wire
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Yes, those cables are the right ones.

No, buffered DIMMs won't work on the card. Get plain old 512MB ECC.

And the driver installation before windows doesn't matter. Do it whichever way is easier for you. But do update them.
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i got mine off ebay for $12/ea
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Personally I will never buy RAM from ebay anymore..every single time I do, its some second hand, out of warranty, error ridden stick that is unusable.

So for the RAM, ECC, unbuffered, NOT registered? so I can use unbuffered as a search category?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134334

Is good?
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Personally I will never buy RAM from ebay anymore..every single time I do, its some second hand, out of warranty, error ridden stick that is unusable.

So for the RAM, ECC, unbuffered, NOT registered? so I can use unbuffered as a search category?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134334

Is good?
Yup! But i think its speed is 533MHz. This should work anyway though....i think.
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Yup! But i think its speed is 533MHz. This should work anyway though....i think.
its being the PERC 5/i RAID card?
    
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So...after little miracle a manage to run perc 5/i on asus commando with intel p965 chipset(maybe help firmware from lsi - maybe not .
I have 2x640aaks WD and I put them to raid 0. After it I install xp64 on raid.
But Im disapointed..very disapointed. Compare to hdtune and hdtach benchs is reality far from ideal-expect state. Even OS on single 640aaks is faster then raid. Standart operation like opening applications, loading games... etc. have same speed as single disc. I expect little more from this cfg.
Now I will wait few months for ssd or I get to single Vraptor. Well see.

Some comment to airflow. Depends on case...I have only 4cm space between raid card and bottom part of case. Which isnt good enough for adequate coolink even with 12cm/1300rpm fan.
So..little frustrating weekend for me
You probably didn't enable all the Write-Back. RAID0 is virtually always faster than a single drive. I notice your graph isn't smooth so that indicates the memory isn't buffering like this below. Look how smooth the read performance is:
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