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  1. #46
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    Re: raptor problems

    I have not tried the stripe size yet. I have been busy with school stuff. I plan on changing stripe size tonight or this weekend. Everything is the latest as far as drivers/bios. I am looking for a good raid controller card, PCI. I want to put my 2 regular sata drives on it. Any suggestions. Looking to spend about $100.

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    Re: raptor problems

    if i wanted to have the best, i would buy this card: PROMISE - FASTTRAK S150 TX4 4CH SERIAL ATA150 RAID

    at storagereview.com it was rated very high when they ran tests with a pair of Raptors....

    http://www.storagereview.com/article...0625TCQ_5.html

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    Re: raptor problems

    Ok, i changed my stripe size to 32k and I now have a nice smooth curve. Thanks for all the help. Could i get some more recomendations on a raid card.

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    Re: raptor problems

    show us what it looks like!

    maybe someone else will have another recommendation.....

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    Re: raptor problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Ace-a-Rue
    show us what it looks like!

    maybe someone else will have another recommendation.....
    If you are planning on putting your raptors on a PCI RAID-0 setup, I'd recommend against it, performance will probably suffer to some degree. Would you please post a pic of your current results?

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    Re: raptor problems

    Yeah, the larger stripes tend to show up all zig zaggy. I will have to admit though most are not as consistent a sawtooth as yours was.

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    Re: raptor problems

    Ok, I will post some benchmarks as soon as I can. My battery in my car died today and I am going to have to go get that taken care of. I wasn't planning on putting the raptors on the addon raid card. They are going to stay just where they are at. I am looking for a controller to house my old sata drives that I was using before last week. 74 gigs of storage is not enough for my crap.

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    Re: raptor problems

    I'd recommend keeping your old SATA drives for storage. Use the raptor just for O/S and applications/games.

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    Re: raptor problems

    ?? That is what i said.

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    Re: raptor problems

    Okay here are the results.




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    Re: raptor problems

    wow, much better!

  12. #57
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    Re: raptor problems

    ya and that was only from 64k to 32k on stripe size. I read that I would get even better performance possibly if i went to 16k but I do move some big files so I would hate to do that.

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    Re: raptor problems

    if u r happy then stay where u r at!

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    Re: raptor problems

    Quote Originally Posted by crocker84
    Okay here are the results.



    Much better. I'd stick with that.

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    Re: raptor problems

    i use a 4k cluster size on my 2X 36g Raptors @ RAID 0


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