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post #11 of 39
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Originally Posted by srsparky32;12621110 
yes, and run a 64k stripe size

hmm... Iv been told to run 128k stripe size for larger files such as games and music and such. Iv tried both and it *seems* that 128k size runs a little faster overall because it stresses the RAID controller and HDD's less. What is your reason behind 64k size?
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Pretty sure it won't affect fps in a notable way, that is increase it anything but slightly, but the load times could help. I know with Oblivion, when you really crank stuff up and get out into open areas my fps dips to 0 as it has to load the map. Can't say things'll increase, but you can probably avoid a lot of the droops and stuttering from load times, even split-second ones like these.
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128K will likely net you a little performance bump.
Stripe size is however completely up in the air. 128KB is the "safe" size. smaller is better but might inflect on cpu performance. A decen quad core might be more helpful. A HW raid card might only like 64K like the arecas.

In any case, stripe size is relative.

with a 775 quad, yes 128KB or larger probably will be right but it is not universal.
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Please explain how smaller is better when loading larger files.
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post #15 of 39
Quote:
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hmm... Iv been told to run 128k stripe size for larger files such as games and music and such. Iv tried both and it *seems* that 128k size runs a little faster overall because it stresses the RAID controller and HDD's less. What is your reason behind 64k size?
smaller stripe, more speed because of data being assembled faster IiIiIiIi compared to OoOoOoOo, the Ii will be transmitted faster because it is smaller (stupid comparison)
post #16 of 39
i tryed a whole bunch of stripe sizes on SSD's in raid-0
Dont know if its much different on plain drive's

Here is the thread, not only benches of stripe sizes but with cache enabled and disabled to.

on SSD's i found out 64K stripe size with cache enabled was fastest overall.

http://www.overclock.net/ssd/835107-...ipe-sizes.html
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it seems like there has been some confusion. in FPS he is right. in "it wont make much difference" he is wrong.
 
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post #18 of 39
I think srsparky was pointing out that "not much of a difference" was complete and totally wrong, not the increase in framerates


To OP: Raid0 will give you faster load times. If you want faster load times, then go for raid0
    
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post #19 of 39
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Please explain how smaller is better when loading larger files.
If talking to me, smaller is better overall, most game files are hundreds or thousands of small files.

Larger files like contiguous music or video might see a benefit from larger stripe sizes

TBH though, 775 on ich9/10 128KB is a very safe bet, and probably will lead to little difference in game loads

Both from reduced CPU interference and little effect from a too large stripe size.

On a modern system though, it will have more effect.
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I love being the first one to enter a server due to my SSD. I hope these things don't start to catch on to the mainstream for a long time to come. As for RAID0, I have seen way too many people lose all their data because of it. You should do a RAID1 for redundancy, and it will also give you little bump in speed, unless you really don't care about your system data.
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