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post #1 of 10
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Hi

My 3x samsung f3 spinpoint 500gb drives should arrive some time today. I'm planning on running them in raid 0. Do I need a raid card or is my motherboard sufficient enough [msi nf980]. Power isn't a problem as I'm running a XFX 850w on a rig that draws nowhere near that amount of power. What I am wondering though is do I install windows 7 after setting everything to raid 0 or install first and then configure?
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post #2 of 10
onboard is fine for RAID-0. setup the RAID array as per your manual then install windows
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onboard is fine for RAID-0. setup the RAID array as per your manual then install windows
thanks for the fast reply. I currently have a samsung f4 2tb running as the main. I wanna use it as storage. Do I just plug it in as well and not set it in raid to have it as storage?
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post #4 of 10
Correct but I would wait till windows was installed before plugging it in
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will do. thanks a bunch
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Alright so everything is setup, however the speeds are terrible. Can someone help me trouble shoot this

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post #7 of 10
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Alright so everything is setup, however the speeds are terrible. Can someone help me trouble shoot this

http://img822.imageshack.us/i/hdtune.png/
Well, thats not exactly "terrible" seeing as it beats some SSD's. So id say your fine. More than i have.
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Well, thats not exactly "terrible" seeing as it beats some SSD's. So id say your fine. More than i have.
I'm running 3x 500 f3's. The problem with these speeds are I've seen 2 in raid 0 own these speeds. At 3x I should be seeing somewhere between 300-400
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I'm running 3x 500 f3's. The problem with these speeds are I've seen 2 in raid 0 own these speeds. At 3x I should be seeing somewhere between 300-400
maybe not depending on your board, the software, the file used to bench, and "scaling". lol
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post #10 of 10
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maybe not depending on your board, the software, the file used to bench, and "scaling". lol
software? I'm thinking it might either be my board not being able to handle 3 hard drives in raid but definitely not scaling. At 2x averages are around 200-220 with almost always a 240 Max rate.

does anyone know a different bench tool?
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