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    Re: SSD RAID 0 Performance Over Time Project

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    An update at eight weeks. Still no performance decrease.

    As performance values have fluctuated by up to 100 MB/s, I want to see if...
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    Re: SSD RAID 0 Performance Over Time Project

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    SSD RAID 0 Write-back Cache ON Graphs 5 Weeks

    The SSD RAID 0 array performance seems to be fluctuating within a fairly narrow range...
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    Re: SSD RAID 0 Performance Over Time Project

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    SSD RAID 0 Write-back Cache ON Composite about 3 Weeks

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    SSD RAID 0...
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    Second Week - Interesting results!

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    SSD RAID 0 Write-back Cache ON Composite 2 Weeks

    The second week of data collection and we see another drop in sequential read...
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    Re: SSD RAID 0 Performance Over Time Project

    It is an interesting article and makes sense. I'm not particularly concerned about big performance loss. My project is aimed at quantifying any performance loss. If I find some, I will look at the...
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    Re: Dazed and Confused!

    Those speeds are fine for that drive... 537 MB/s read and 203 MB/s write!

    The slow boot could be caused by BIOS settings, such as an "option ROM" that pauses for a few seconds.

    FWIW, many of...
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    Re: Dazed and Confused!

    Post ATTO or CrystalDiskMark and CrystalDiskInfo or something else that shows the SATA speed.
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    SSD RAID 0 Performance Over Time Project

    A common concern about SSD RAID is the lack of TRIM support possibly degrading performance over time. I will be monitoring my Intel 510 120 GB SSD RAID 0 array to see how it performs over time. Here...
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    Write-Back Cache comparison

    The Intel Rapid Storage utility offers a "write-back cache" setting that uses system memory to buffer writes. Good for slow electro-mechanical hard drives, but will it do anything for SSDs? A...
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    Re: Quiet, Capable Gamer, $2000

    So... I got a second Intel 510 120 GB SSD and in this thread I set them up as a RAID 0 for a nice performance and capacity boost.
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    The answer and some performance data

    The short answer is: it is not possible to restore a system image from a single drive to a RAID (actually, see below for a possible workaround). The Windows System Restore tool seemed to work, but...
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    Re: Moving system from single SSD to RAID 0 SSD

    So it appears there is a lot of interest in this topic and that I am breaking new ground!!!

    To be very clear: it takes less than 30 minutes to reinstall and configure Windows 7 on an SSD. What I...
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    Moving system from single SSD to RAID 0 SSD

    If I make a system image of my single SSD and then set up the RAID 0 SSD array, can I expect to just restore the image to the RAID 0 with no issues? I understand it might try to make a partition the...
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    SSD Performance Comparison Between Two Versions of RST Driver

    Well, this was interesting...

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    Comparing Intel RST 10.1.0.1008 and 10.6.0.1022
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    Some Photos

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    DeepBlack - Side Running

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    DeepBlack - Side
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    Re: Quiet, Capable Gamer, $2000

    While I am waiting for the Corsair F120 to return from RMA, I ordered and received an Intel 510 120 GB SSD. This is a "SATA 6.0 Gb/s" drive rated for 450 MB/s read and 210 MB/s write. The larger 250...
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    Re: Quiet, Capable Gamer, $2000

    After three months, I’ve made some upgrades to my rig and had a surprising failure.

    CoolerMaster HAF-X Case Upgrades and RMAs
    I added a Lamptron FCS V2 fan controller and swapped the side panel...
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    Re: Do you like case badges?

    I think you're right. After thinking about it and looking at my three badges (PSU, mobo and processor), it doesn't seem worth putting them on.

    Things change. No floppy disc, no case badges :( ....
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    Re: Quiet, Capable Gamer, $2000

    With the SSD boot drive and the BIOS set to "full screen" (so there is no post delay), my rig boots and is ready to surf or work in under 40 seconds. I especially appreciate the fact that as soon as...
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    Re: Fast budget box for my GF

    That's a good point. The OP did mention Z68, so here are a couple of more budget-conscious mobos:

    GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 $125

    ASRock Z68 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX...
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    Re: Fast budget box for my GF

    ETA: Some more appropriate mobo recommendations later in the thread.
    The Z68 mobos make use of the integrated GPU in the Sandy Bridge so you won't need a separate GPU card for a surfing/iTunes rig....
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    Re: Quiet, Capable Gamer, $2000

    I closed up the HAF X case last night and connected the side fan directly to 12V. It was interesting to me that this change reduced the mobo temperature from 28°C to 25°C and the CPU idle temp from...
  23. Re: Time to update HW! Recommendations for High/Mid/Low

    Asus P8Z68-V Pro for $209.99 US. There is a non-pro version for a few $$$ less. I'm working with the P8P67 Deluxe now and I really like the new UEFI (AKA BIOS).
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    Re: Quiet, Capable Gamer, $2000

    I'm typing this from my new rig. I received one memory kit and my fans yesterday. It started right up and I had Windows 7 installed in short order. The most tedious part was moving my User files from...
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    Do you like case badges?

    Do you like putting case badges on your rig? Do you think they are passé?

    I'm old-school, so I still like case badges. I'm building a new gaming rig, but I'm disappointed by the lack of case...
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