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post #11 of 38
Let's get some proof on the issue, shall we? Mumbles, you got two of the Seagates (I'm assuming it's those new Seagates with NCQ), right? Well, there's no shortage of people here with Raptors, so let's get some benchmarking going. But not just transfer rates, I wanna see access times too.
    
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post #12 of 38
I've got 2 of these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148040

and I love them. much faster than a single drive.

I can run a benchmark... what would you typically run as a benchmark for hard drives?

hmm... I'd need to defrag them first though... LOL
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post #13 of 38
I have a single raptor. We could use this for the benchies. http://www.simplisoftware.com/Public...request=HdTach
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post #14 of 38
That'd be great if you guys can do that for me. Those are the exact drives I was looking at. Like I said though, I'm mostly interested in access times and other latencies, not so much transfer rates. Not sure if that benchmark will do that or not.
    
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post #15 of 38
I would be very interested in the results as well.

edit: I ran the bench on my 2x160gig W.D. and got 209 - 210 mbs
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post #16 of 38
will it matter that I have several partitions on my RAID array?
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post #17 of 38
Yes... I've yet to see anyone partition RAID0
For a referance on HDs see the below HD Benchmark section

http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...-raid-non.html
    
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post #18 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Duke
Yes... I've yet to see anyone partition RAID0
For a referance on HDs see the below HD Benchmark section

http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...-raid-non.html

Why wouldnt you set up a partition - atleast for windows. I have three partitions so far

50GB for Windows - I know its alot - but I have alot of programs
50GB for Storage - Music, Pictures, Software, etc
200GB for DVD backup - I like to watch alot of movies and its easier to have them stored on my comp than looking for the cd.
200 GB still unallocated.

I will run that bench when I get home and if i remember
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post #19 of 38
well I have my RAID 0 array as follows.

39gb for system drive- windows and most programs
2gb windows page file
34gb game installs
74gb data for just data... pictures, music, movies etc.

I'll run the benchmarks to see what I get but if having different partitions will affect the results you may want to try to find someone who doesn't have their hard drives partitioned.

Also, if it's shown that a single partition works much better performance wise I may just switch!
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post #20 of 38
Ill post my results when I get off work
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