I am having problems recording video with Fraps. The FPS drop way low (lower than they did when i Fraps'd with a single velociraptor hdd) and in general it just lacks the performance i expected when i bought the extra velociraptor (no increase in boot time or load times for various programs etc.).
The HDDs are connected via the 2 Gsata2 connections on the mobo which is the only way i can Raid0 (these are from what i have read controlled by the Jmicron chip which i have read sucks).
I have re installed many times to try to get something working the way i think its supposed to work. I have tried changing stripe sizes from 32kb to 128kb. 128kb doesnt record or playback (it even freezes my computer with no error messages when i try to play back Fraps'd video) and 32kb and 64kb connections fail to record at even the same performance as a single velociraptor did.
I have tried to google as many things on this problem as possible and i am at a loss and i hope you professionals can lend a guy a hand.
What can i do to make this setup run better. I am pretty sure its not running the way it is supposed to.
I am Frapsing WoW raids. But the issues happen anywhere, not just in high load times, in classic areas when i get 160 FPS as soon as press the capture key it slams down to 2fps (occasionally**) and hangs there until i stop recording. I do understand there is thrashing involved when reading and writing to the same disks but it didnt happen this bad when I only had one velociraptor.
**sometimes it will record fine at 30-60fps (whichever i choose or even more) but sometimes it will hang at 2fps for no apparent reason.
I gave up on 128k stripe i couldnt get crap to work so i reverted to 64k and its playable.