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Oh crap I just remember I gave away one of those drives.............
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Originally Posted by TheLaw View Post
Oh crap I just remember I gave away one of those drives.............


I'm still using "Short Stroked Drives!" But now I do it different!
Before, I was doing it when building the Raid0 Array!
But now I use the whole capacity of the drives when I build the Raid0 Array! But only make one small partition on it in Windows!
This way, I can go really "Short" with the size. And Extend the partition later if needed

And at 200GB I'm getting about 1/3 off of my access times. Plus 200MB/Sec all day long


Without "Short Stroke"


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Quote:
Originally Posted by ACHILEE5 View Post
I'm still using "Short Stroked Drives!" But now I do it different!
Before, I was doing it when building the Raid0 Array!
But now I use the whole capacity of the drives when I build the Raid0 Array! But only make one small partition on it in Windows!
This way, I can go really "Short" with the size. And Extend the partition later if needed
And let me guess - you discovered it's just as fast?

I've been blabbering about partitioning smartly for over a month now. I'm glad someone took the hint.

Nice results!
     
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post #24 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kramy View Post
And let me guess - you discovered it's just as fast?

I've been blabbering about partitioning smartly for over a month now. I'm glad someone took the hint.

Nice results!
Kramy...You are right, but!

When are you going to give the "real" advice about short stroking???

Judging by your posts I think you already know that, short stroking doesn't increase performance. It only allows the benchmark program to only test the clusters available on the short stroked portion of the drive. If I have data that lives on the first 10,000 clusters... it doesn't matter if I have 1 million or 10 billion clusters available in that partition... The data is located in the same location (first 10,000) on the drive, regardless of the partition size.

You are only fooling the benchmarks programs... not the real world. Google Short stroked... read the FACTS.
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Originally Posted by Kramy View Post
And let me guess - you discovered it's just as fast?

I've been blabbering about partitioning smartly for over a month now. I'm glad someone took the hint.

Nice results!
Hello mate
Yeah, I'm just as "into HDDs" as you

And as I play Racing Games, I do notice how my drives perform and yes they are as happy "Partitioned" as they were with the "Small Array"
And this way I can expand the partition if needed
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wow that SSD RAID Performance just shot up nice work!
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Almost 400 mb/s

That look like a lot of work. GJ
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i short stroked my 500GB WD black the other day, windows is in its own 35GB partition, and everything else is on the other partition, i can say, big difference in load up times for me, and overall program load times/responsiveness
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post #29 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by pdrider6890;10482467 
Kramy...You are right, but!

When are you going to give the "real" advice about short stroking???

Judging by your posts I think you already know that, short stroking doesn't increase performance. It only allows the benchmark program to only test the clusters available on the short stroked portion of the drive. If I have data that lives on the first 10,000 clusters... it doesn't matter if I have 1 million or 10 billion clusters available in that partition... The data is located in the same location (first 10,000) on the drive, regardless of the partition size.

You are only fooling the benchmarks programs... not the real world. Google Short stroked... read the FACTS.
Short stroking forces data into the first 10,000 clusters. So for example if you have data that lives in the first 10,000 clusters of the disk but you also have data that lives in the last 10,000 clusters of the disk, which you access just as frequently, the head has to jump back and forth to read the data.

I wonder if short stroking is necessary to force the data on the outer clusters of the disk or does the OS (Windows 7 in particular) already place data on the disk from outer to inner?
Edited by User9 - 1/30/11 at 11:06am
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Love the title Short Stroke pmpl
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