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post #11 of 28
Yeah, here's my results:



So you think I should stick with my two 320 drives instead of getting a raptor?
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Just try a couple of things.

Use 128k stripe size first.

And have you installed the most up to date motherboard drivers with Nvidia Mediasheild?

Your drives aren't that far off what i'd expect but you should be seeing around 100 mb/s.
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Using a 128kb size actually helped a lot. The average went up to ~95mb/s.

I'll try updating the drivers to 15.23 and see if they help any.
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Is this good?

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Is this good?
I have no clue. What are others saying about it?

I got the latest drivers, but I get the same results.
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Well post up a screen of HD Tune with the 128k stripes.
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There are random spikes because I have a couple programs open, but overall, it's pretty accurate:

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Is this good?

seems too good, reading at 450 is 150 per disk. I've got another I can't explain, writes way ahead of reads, which are way lower than HDTune and HDTach - I chose to ignore it, the others give similar results at least.
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post #19 of 28
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All my benchmarks vary between HDTach, HDTune and ATTO.

I don't know what to beleive tbh.

And br3nd064, those results look to be nearly what I'd expect from them two drives, give me a minute and I'll see if I have my bench when I had RAID on my two AAKS's.
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Heres my best bench from when I was using the two AAK's:



I don't know if there is much difference between the 320 & 500GB AAKS's, that may be why.

If you want to deconstruct your RAID array and bench with a single drive, I will do the same with one of my AAK's for comparison.
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