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I raided my new agilty 2s, and got these benchmarks but this was certainly not what I was expecting. What's wrong here?
post #2 of 26
It's because of your motherboard.

The nVidia SATA Controller is pretty poor performing. Even compared to the AMD SB750 & SB850 controllers.
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It's because of your motherboard.

The nVidia SATA Controller is pretty poor performing. Even compared to the AMD SB750 & SB850 controllers.
So will it suck if I unraid them? Or should I just get a RAID controller?
post #4 of 26
gonna wear out your SSD using that benchmark

use HDtune instead, read speed is what matters
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post #5 of 26
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gonna wear out your SSD using that benchmark

use HDtune instead, read speed is what matters
Ok, I didn't know about that. And still, those read speeds are what I'm supposed to be getting with just 1 SSD, not 2 in RAID.
post #6 of 26
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So will it suck if I unraid them? Or should I just get a RAID controller?
A good RAID controller can give you great performance, but one optimized for SSDs will not be cheap.

I would just leave your setup as is.
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post #7 of 26
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A good RAID controller can give you great performance, but one optimized for SSDs will not be cheap.

I would just leave your setup as is.
What would take away this bottleneck then?
post #8 of 26
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What would take away this bottleneck then?
A different board or RAID controller.

A newer board would be much cheaper.
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post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
A different board or RAID controller.

A newer board would be much cheaper.
I'd need to do a windows fresh install again, right? If I swap my mobo I mean.
post #10 of 26
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I'd need to do a windows fresh install again, right? If I swap my mobo I mean.
It would be recommended.

That way there are no driver conflicts.
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