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So, I have my 3 WD640AALS (Caviar Black) drives in RAID 0 using the onboard controller on my 780i.

And heres some benchies....

What do you think?

I can see a very noticable different when botting Vista with these three instead of two 500GB AAKS's.

128k Blocks:



1MB Blocks:



8MB Blocks:



Considering I don't even have a dedicated RAID controller card, I am very impressed with my results. Especially since the board now has to cope with 5 HDD's and the DVD drive!

I think you can see that this sort of array is going to really shine with larger files and large applications loading up

Oh, and remember a few years ago when 80GB was LOADS!......

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lol...why can't my raid controller work like that... The transfer rates suck on my board.
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lol...why can't my raid controller work like that... The transfer rates suck on my board.
Its the drives you use dude.
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lol...why can't my raid controller work like that... The transfer rates suck on my board.
3x 640GB drives >>>>>>> (2?) 320GB drives.

I'm betting if you got a proper Raid controller, those transfer rates would be very nice, especially on the back end.

Still, that northbridge must be running a bit hot running all those drives.
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3x 640GB drives >>>>>>> (2?) 320GB drives.

I'm betting if you got a proper Raid controller, those transfer rates would be very nice, especially on the back end.

Still, that northbridge must be running a bit hot running all those drives.
Possibly, its running nice though, my antec 1200 keeps air moving big time.
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Its the drives you use dude.
I know they aren't as good as the 640's, but what's so bad about them?

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3x 640GB drives >>>>>>> (2?) 320GB drives.

I'm betting if you got a proper Raid controller, those transfer rates would be very nice, especially on the back end.

Still, that northbridge must be running a bit hot running all those drives.
Yeah, 3 640's are better than my 2 320's, but my rates are REALLY low (<100mb/s).
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Well my two 500GB AAKS's pulled about 100-120ish mb/s.

What stripe size did you choose when setting up the RAID?
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The 640Gb hard drives are about 90mbps a piece, so that's why it looks so high to most people.

the WD 640s are really great/fast drives.
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Well my two 500GB AAKS's pulled about 100-120ish mb/s.

What stripe size did you choose when setting up the RAID?
64kb. Also, since I have some extra money, I was thinking of getting a velociraptor and putting my two main drives into raid 1 for storage. What would you think of that?
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Any 2 decent 7200RPM drives will destroy a single velociraptor.
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