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Motherboard RAID controller performance

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August 19, 2004 10:44:32 PM

Nforce3 chipset has its own RAID controller as a feature of the chipset. Some motherboard manufacturer add another controller, like promise or sil on their board too. I'm currently ordering parts for my next computer and my motherboard wil be the Soltek SL-K8AN2E-GR. You can check the specs <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?descripti..." target="_new">here at newegg</A> and it got good review. My question is, since the nforce RAID controller is integrated to the chipset, is it faster than the onboard controller that has to use the PCI bus? I plan using my 2 new Seagate Barracuda 160 Gigs SATA as my RAID stripe.

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August 21, 2004 5:38:56 AM

It has greater bandwidth, but I haven't seen performance tests.

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August 21, 2004 2:15:28 PM

ccording to this rview, performance are about the same, but lower CPU utilisation for the nforce controller. They noticed one anomaly with the MSI neo board they use for the benchmark of the HDD. It seem to be a fast board too

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