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Everyone is always stating that "these" are the fastest drives out there for RAID. So I say, lets find out. This is for two (2) mechanical drives only in a RAID0 array short stroked to 500GB. Please don't show us how fast your SSD's are, we already know.
This is for my two Western Digital RE4's:

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Ahh your second from last sentence killed me.
I have 3 PCIe RAID 5's at work, I'll run a test tomorrow if I remember, it flies though!
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Don't have HDtune pro so the bench is for the full 1TB, but you can compare the first half of the graph.

 
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post #4 of 11
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We can also use 1TB. Here's mine:



No offense amstech, This would turn into a "how amazing fast my SSD is" post. The purpose was to settle the mechanical drive debate. WD RE4 or Samsung F3, etc.

MetalBeerSolid are those the drives in your sig? Seagate? Those perform pretty good, not bad at all considering what I paid for mine.
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post #5 of 11
This is mine: Samsung F3 750gb raid0 with seagate 1tb that I got on sale for 40 bucks

250gb short-stroke partition




What exactly is burst rate and why is yours so much higher?
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post #6 of 11
ski-bum, ran a new test just now - and shut down all the background crap for this... seems a tad faster

2x500GB F3 RAID0 SS 53GB


edit: added 946GB vol SS 500GB

Edited by gymenii - 4/20/11 at 7:01am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Punisher View Post
This is mine: Samsung F3 750gb raid0 with seagate 1tb that I got on sale for 40 bucks

250gb short-stroke partition

What exactly is burst rate and why is yours so much higher?
Here are mine short stroked to 250GB:



Not sure why my burst rate is so crazy like that. I don't think that can be right.

gymenii, Do you really have your array short stroked to 53GB?
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gymenii, Do you really have your array short stroked to 53GB?
Yes.

Just tested my data volume (946gb) short-stroked to 500Gb for comparisons, and added image...
post #9 of 11
Heres mine nothing special 3x 320s lol all differt drives and they are over half full so not as good as it was when new.



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post #10 of 11
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We can also use 1TB. Here's mine:



No offense amstech, This would turn into a "how amazing fast my SSD is" post. The purpose was to settle the mechanical drive debate. WD RE4 or Samsung F3, etc.

MetalBeerSolid are those the drives in your sig? Seagate? Those perform pretty good, not bad at all considering what I paid for mine.
Yeah they're the Seagate Barracuda 500GB. Very happy with price/performance, got them for $40 each.
 
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