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So, i have posted a review of the 1880 on thessdreview.com. It is with an array of 8 30gb OWC drives.
This is my first review fellas so go easy

I know there is a lot of cache results, that is part of the point, illustrating the performance boost one can expect from cache, i do go to great lengths to repeat that, repeatedly
The review is purposely not very technical. this is meant to be somewhat understandable for ordinary people

so the review is here
1880 review

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Originally Posted by Computurd View Post
So, i have posted a review of the 1880 on thessdreview.com. It is with an array of 8 30gb OWC drives.
This is my first review fellas so go easy

I know there is a lot of cache results, that is part of the point, illustrating the performance boost one can expect from cache, i do go to great lengths to repeat that, repeatedly
Some nice work.

You realise though, that the real-world benefits of caching on the reads is basically zero though? You rarely hit the cache for reads (especially the random reads you encouter in day-to-day desktop or gaming use), and so you can't use those figures to demonstrate a performance increase...
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You rarely hit the cache for reads (especially the random reads you encouter in day-to-day desktop or gaming use), and so you can't use those figures to demonstrate a performance increase...
gaming is 69 percent sequential access. and the randoms are cached.

have you ever loaded the same level repeatedly?
like when you play online? lol dude its 2 second loads after consecutive loads.

Also, can you load crysis levels in 7 seconds the first load? this can
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WATER SYSTEM: KMP-400 w/reservoirs on a Parallel loop with Bitspower reservoir , two MCR320-QP rad, 1 BIPS 240 rad. Watercooled Areca 1880ix-12 4gb cache raid card, EK Ram Block, EK Fullboard Mobo Block on Loop 1. Second Loop on CPU only. GPU Loop 3-MCP-655 and Honda Radiator.
You watercooled the RAID card? Why? It's not a PERC 5/i you know... Also, can you explain your watercooling a little better? Let me see if I get this right:

Loop 1: Motherboard, RAM and Areca 1880ix-12 cooled by KMP-400, Bitspower reservoir and a BIPS 240 radiator
Loop 2: i7 920 cooled by KMP-400, Bitspower reservoir and two MCR320-QP radiators
Loop 3: 2x GTX280s cooled by Swiftech MCP-655 and Honda radiator.

Is this correct?
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this is meant to be somewhat understandable for ordinary people
Uh Oh...leaves me out.

Definately awesome performance but even at the bargain price of 756.99 USD it's a little too steep for me.
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Uh Oh...leaves me out.

Definately awesome performance but even at the bargain price of 756.99 USD it's a little too steep for me.
It's also worth noting that there are 8 SSDs in the mix as well (which is where most of the performance is really coming from) - this is not a cheap build in any sense...
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yes and loop 1 & 2 actually share another reservoir so that they can use each others excess cooling capacity. parallel loops, also allows a fast flow rate on one loop, and a slower flow rate on the more restrictive loop.
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yes and loop 1 & 2 actually share another reservoir so that they can use each others excess cooling capacity. parallel loops, also allows a fast flow rate on one loop, and a slower flow rate on the more restrictive loop.
So erm...why did you watercool the RAID card? Does it really run that hot? Also, would the extra cooling skew the results? I know that if a PERC 5/i gets too hot it starts to slow down.
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