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Hey gents have you guys made any benching tests yet?
Got my third Raptor yesterday. Spent last night reformatting my OS.

I plan to do benchies tonight.


HD Tune Read/Write and PCMark05 Testing for:
Raptor 1 - Single Drive
Raptor 2 - Single Drive
Raptor 3 - Single Drive
Raptor 3xRAID0 with ICH9R
Raptor 3xRAID0 with PERC 5/i
Raptor 3xRAID5 with ICH9R
Raptor 3xRAID5 with PERC 5/i


I need a real world write test... any ideas? I'll be running my OS on a 7200.10 so its read/write rate will bottleneck any test.
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I need a real world write test... any ideas? I'll be running my OS on a 7200.10 so its read/write rate will bottleneck any test.
Isn't WinRar pretty intensive?

What about a transfer of say a multi gig item from "program files" to your hard drives root?
    
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Isn't WinRar pretty intensive?

What about a transfer of say a multi gig item from "program files" to your hard drives root?
Program files is on the 7200.10.... so I think its performance will bottlenech the arrays.

I also worry about the OS impact on transfers (XP and Vista file transfer rates are different). Of course, I would want to do single large file and multiple file transfers (performance is different). Again... the OS drive might be the bottleneck.
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You could do a bitwise copy of a fully fragmented volume and see how long it takes to defrag
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You could do a bitwise copy of a fully fragmented volume and see how long it takes to defrag
I don't have a well fragmented volume....
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Do you know if the RAID Card this thread is about would work with my ASUS Crosshair?
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I don't have a well fragmented volume....
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/.../Fragger.shtml

^^^Run that and you will
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Do you know if the RAID Card this thread is about would work with my ASUS Crosshair?
Should work fine being it is an NVIDIA chipset.

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Now what app do I use for a bitwise copy? Need to make the testing identical.
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Now what app do I use for a bitwise copy? Need to make the testing identical.
SelfImage

Make sure that before you actually make the copy you go to Edit->Preferences->Read and uncheck the box that says "Automatically skip a partition's free space".
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Hi Duckie,

If I were to pick up one of these on ebay, do you think I would see noticeable gains over an ICH8R? I will eventually be going to ICH(10?)R with the newer Nehalem chipsets...

Any advice would be appreciated. Spending $120 on hard drive hardware is a lot of dough if the performance gains aren't that big.
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