HD Tune 2.55 Benchies on Raid 0 WD Blacks seem low
I just switched from a single Seagate 7200.11 500gb drive to a pair of WD 500gb Black drives configured in a Raid 0 w/ 128k stripe size. Using my onboard raid controller found on my Asus Maximus Formula mother board.
HD Tune: Intel Raid 0 Volume Benchmark
Transfer Rate Minimum : 83.9 MB/sec Transfer Rate Maximum : 179.0 MB/sec Transfer Rate Average : 144.3 MB/sec Access Time : 12.6 ms Burst Rate : 141.4 MB/sec CPU Usage : -1.0%
These scores seem very low to me when I look at other raid benchmarks with the same or similar hard drives.
What do you folks think?
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First, make sure nothing else is accessing your hard drive as you use HD Tune. Use Process Monitor to determine what apps (if any) you have to close before running the benchmark.
Also, turn on the write-back cache (in the Intel matrix storage console).