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Hi all
pretty new to raid 0. already have a stripe with 128k. only one problem, it seems kinda slow. did i select a wrong stripe size? any recommendations. im using the nforce onboard controller.
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128kB is usually the best. The reason you're getting such lousy performance is because your board uses a Nvidia sata controller. Switch to Intel (ICH10R, P55 PCH, P67 PCH) will yield better results and be prone to less issues.
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how slow is slow? Like SimpleTech said the nforce chipset is not that great for raid, but you should notice a difference over one drive. Also make sure you have the latest nforce chipset drivers that you can download from nvidia. On the seagate drives, at least the .11's had a jumper that had to be removed to allow for full 3gbs, instead of 1.5gbs bandwidth; make sure you took off those jumpers.
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