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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.
Only in read, and also depends on the controller.
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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)
But if you have a file that takes up IiIi. Isnt it supposed to be faster to load just an Oo instead of IiIi at that point. Less to process at that point?
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post #23 of 39
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You should do a RAID1 for redundancy, and it will also give you little bump in speed
Huh? Raid1 doesnt give faster read/write times....
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Only in read, and also depends on the controller.
Read is really what matters. Oh, and not losing every bit of data on your system drive.

That matters a little bit too.

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Huh? Raid1 doesnt give faster read/write times....
Half correct. It gives you faster reads, writes are sometimes slowed by a very small amount. There are many cases where RAID1 read speeds are almost that of RAID0.
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Why not buy 2 more VRaptors and go raid 5?
    
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Why not buy 2 more VRaptors and go raid 5?
They should be cheap enough now thanks to SSDs.
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Read is really what matters. Oh, and not losing every bit of data on your system drive.

That matters a little bit too.
Talking HDD here yes. Double write cycles is not an issue. I get that muxed sometimes...

Still read is not doubled on most controllers IIRC. Might need t olook into that more.

Aside from that.. Vraps in raid0.. yes excellent. Vertex2 drive is first that made me go OMG over vraps in raid0. and I pushed a few SSDs.

Do RIAD1 if you like. so much easier to just back up occasionally
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If talking to me, smaller is better overall, most game files are hundreds or thousands of small files.

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

On a modern system though, it will have more effect.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...S,1735-11.html

Higher IOPS negates this argument.
Also, most game files are larger than 256K in size.
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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...S,1735-11.html

Higher IOPS negates this argument.
Also, most game files are larger than 256K in size.
Interesting you chose a review done in 2007, based off of year 2000 architecture. Not saying it wrong.. just that their are arch changes between them

Also does not deal with high IOPS perf drives like the vraps.

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We also made a nice discovery with regard to drive power supply: we first attached multiple drives to a single power rail of the power supply used. This seemed to work well, as the spinup typically draws enough power to cause trouble and we didn’t encounter problems. However, single drives dropped out of the RAID array during the benchmarks once in a while.
Duh.

A single HDD can draw up to 25W. A single peripheral rail is rated to what 50W? Higher gauge wire of course changes that

Just shows how stupid THG is an example.



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Talking HDD here yes. Double write cycles is not an issue. I get that muxed sometimes...

Still read is not doubled on most controllers IIRC. Might need t olook into that more.

Aside from that.. Vraps in raid0.. yes excellent. Vertex2 drive is first that made me go OMG over vraps in raid0. and I pushed a few SSDs.

Do RIAD1 if you like. so much easier to just back up occasionally
The problem is that many people (no matter how good their intentions) do not back up regularly. That is why I rarely ever suggest RAID0. When I say I have seen people lose all their data due to RAID0 configs I really mean it. I have used use R-Studio to reassemble virtual volume sets from broken arrays, but even then sometimes the files are still unusable, not even one.
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