I recently bought a new machine.. with the following setup:
Abit KT7A-RAID AMD K7 1200/266 640mb CAS-3 133mhz RAM (2x256 + 128) 15gb IBM ATA-100/7200 for Boot + OS 2 x 20gb Quantum Fireball ATA-100/7200 as striped array (RAID-0) ASUS 7100 (GeForce MX 32mb SDRAM) Creative SB!Live Value Yamaha 8424s scsi cdrw on Advansys fast scsi. Windows 2000 SP2.
My problem is the RAID Array being awfuly slow.. I benchmarked it using Sysoft Sandra and and gave me very poor results (15ms accsses time, 20mb transfer rate...) - way lower than my single IBM drive (8ms - 40mb). I enabled UDMA-5 on the raid bios and got the latest drivers to everything, and windows see's it all correct. I didnt check the "real life" preformance but this machine is ment to handle audio on it and should be able to mix/edit more than few audio tracks in a row.
any idea what could be the problem?
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If you try a few times, you will get different results. I doubt sandra for testing raid drives setup on the KT7A.