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TYAN K8SRE (S2891) - RAID 1 for best performace?

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December 11, 2006 9:07:53 PM

Hi,

I just got a TYAN K8SRE motherboard and want to connect two SATA-II harddiscs (Seagate 7200rpm, 300GB) to the internal NForce 2200 controller.

At the dataflow diagram I saw that It has 3GBit/s on SATA Port 1+2 and another 3GBit/s on SATA Port 3+4.

Does this logically mean that it makes sense to connect one harddisk at Port 1 and the second harddisk at Port 3? If I connect the HDDs on Port 1+2 I see a possible bottleneck, but don't know if this assumption is true.

I appreciate any help!
April 21, 2008 5:29:39 AM

You would really need to look at the datadiagram included in the manual to see how each channel maps out. Typically speaking each pair (0/1 and 2/3 etc) will go to a seperate "half"/ data channel but end up going through the same controller that has to process it so you wouldn't really see a difference. You may also want to look at adding 2more HDDs and configuring them for RAID 1+0 if your budget and board will allow.
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