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How to configure raid arrays

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August 9, 2007 12:46:47 PM

I have 2 300gb wd sata drives and 2 320 gb seagate sata drives plus a 750 gb sata drive. I want to buy the gigabyte p35-ds4 m/b. Its got 8 sata ports, one controller with 6 ports and one with 2 ports. I want to set up 2 raid 0 arrays 2x300gb and 2x320gb and have the 750 gb on its own.

How should i connect them in order to get maximum transfer rates between the drives? i.e. raid0 1 to raid0 2 or any of the raid arrays to the 750gb drive and vice versa. Do i connect them all to the 6 port controller or do i go with 1 raid array on the six port (plus the 750 gb drive as stand-alone) and the second array on the other controller?

Thanx in advance

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August 10, 2007 11:10:47 AM

C'mon guys anyone?
a c 353 G Storage
August 10, 2007 12:22:45 PM

I have the 965-DQ6. I have 4 HDD - Connected as 2 Raid 0 arrays. I connected the two WD drives to SATA ports 0 @ 1 and Connected my 2 seagates to port 2 & 3. I use the two Jmicron sata ports for my optical drives.
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August 10, 2007 12:33:18 PM

Whats the throughput between the arrays?
a c 353 G Storage
August 10, 2007 1:08:48 PM

Haven't run a good bench mark on them. Pass mark Perf test V5.0 gives approx 88 -> 93 MBytes for seq. Reads & 80 -> 87 MBytes for Seq. writes. Program didn't report Random resalts.
August 10, 2007 1:35:08 PM

You know i'm wondering if they will perform better on seperate controllers and if they will be affected by the single drive. Thanx man
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