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Hi im totally new to all this. I just built a pc and have two old Veloci raptor 150gs sata II in RAID 0. And have a newer carver blue 500g sata III for storage. I am not positive if I have this set up the best way. Currently I have my operating system on the raptors and games and programs on the other. I would be open to all suggestions but currently wondering what packet size is best for the VRs the board is MSI P67A-GD65 it has 6 sata ports on the P67 and 2 on the marvel. I have the 2 VRs on the marvel currently and the Carver blue on the p67. The marvel allows me to choose 64 as largest packet size but if I put the VRs on the the p67 i can choose 128 as packet size. Is 128 to large for a 64 bit win 7 operating system? somone said it would write faster but would take to long to seek for the files? Im lost here suggestions plz!
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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ARTS,1735.html

That should give you a great idea.
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You should use your native SATA ports for RAID. Don't use the Marvel ports.

Also check this out. 64 kb stripe size is what I personally use and what mcastaneda68 found to be the best for him as well.
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I read all the info not sure i grasp it all yet. I hate researching because the end of the research trail always seems to lead me back to newegg to buy crap lol. I suppose I will move them to the p67 and keep them in 64 size.
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Basically from what I gather 128kb is a solid stripe size for general-purpose computing. If you're running a server dealing with small files, then go with 64(or lower). If you move large files around, you'll see speed increases with 256kb.
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post
You should use your native SATA ports for RAID. Don't use the Marvel ports.

Also check this out. 64 kb stripe size is what I personally use and what mcastaneda68 found to be the best for him as well.
I changed my HDDs over to the native ports and a program that was taking constant use of my cpu is no longer needed. Was called somthing like iasatstat.exe (definatly not exactly it) and it was on average using 10% of my processor! Tried both 128 and 64k packet sizes and I have to take the word of others because i cannot tell a difference. THANKS TO DOPAMIN3 for pointing out that I should have been using P67 for HDDs!
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