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anybody using SATA RAID 0 on a max 3 motherboard ?????

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Anonymous
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May 6, 2004 3:27:32 AM

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i am interested in your bench scores if so

i am currently running 2 x 80 gig western digital 7200rpm (8mb cache)
on a at7 max2 in raid 0

i am wondering if it would be worth the upgrade
i had in mind 2 x 10,000rpm western digital raptors in a raid 0 array
SATA

anybody else got this kind of setup ?

thanks
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
May 6, 2004 8:08:43 AM

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"Michael John Tranter" <m.tranter@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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>i am interested in your bench scores if so
>
> i am currently running 2 x 80 gig western digital 7200rpm (8mb cache)
> on a at7 max2 in raid 0

Parallel ATA yes?

> i am wondering if it would be worth the upgrade i had in
> mind 2 x 10,000rpm western digital raptors in a raid 0
> array SATA

There's no point changing your board simply to run S-ATA drives, as this
technology is not in itself a speed boost. If you want Raptors, get them by
all means, but unless you have another reason to want to upgrade the board,
get parallel ATA drives and stick with your AT7.
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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
May 6, 2004 4:34:57 PM

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On Thu, 6 May 2004 04:08:43 +0100, in alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.abit
you wrote:

>"Michael John Tranter" <m.tranter@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
>news:m1qi905als2g5oqpkd9h3tjo3ko4degqu8@4ax.com...
>>i am interested in your bench scores if so
>>
>> i am currently running 2 x 80 gig western digital 7200rpm (8mb cache)
>> on a at7 max2 in raid 0
>
>Parallel ATA yes?

yes parallel ata


>
>> i am wondering if it would be worth the upgrade i had in
>> mind 2 x 10,000rpm western digital raptors in a raid 0
>> array SATA
>
>There's no point changing your board simply to run S-ATA drives, as this
>technology is not in itself a speed boost. If you want Raptors, get them by
>all means, but unless you have another reason to want to upgrade the board,
>get parallel ATA drives and stick with your AT7.

its just that i see in sisoft sandra that these drives in a raid 0 are
nearly 3 times faster !!!

can i run them on my machine ???????

i have sata interfaces but can i do raid on them ???

thanks
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
May 6, 2004 8:39:27 PM

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"Michael John Tranter" wrote in message..
> its just that i see in sisoft sandra that these drives in a raid 0 are
> nearly 3 times faster !!!

But what do you actually *do* with your computer? If you bought it to run
hard disk benchmarks, or for some specific tasks (e.g. file/video server,
video editing etc.) where hard disk subsystem performance is paramount, then
you might benefit from adding a couple of these drives to your system. If
OTOH you just juse it for general Windows computing, you are likely to be
disappointed by the barely noticeable performance improvement this hardware
change will bring about.

> can i run them on my machine ???????
> i have sata interfaces but can i do raid on them ???

Oops, forget what I said previously. I was assuming that like the rest of
the WD range, the Raptors were available in parallel ATA configuration as
well as S-ATA. Not the case it seems.

The point remains that if your only reason to change your system
configuration is because you noticed these drives benchmark higher in
Sandra, that alone is no reason to change your system configuration. Apart
from anything else, the Raptor's I/O performance isn't that far in front of
the best 7200rpm drives, which are available in a much wider range of
capacities. You'd have to ask yourself whether it'd be worth spending a load
of money upgrading to 36 or 74GB drives when for the same money you could be
looking at 250GB 7200rpm units.
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