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AMD RAID 0

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April 8, 2010 4:44:08 PM

Not sure if this is the correct place for this, and I apologize in advance if it isn't.

My friend and I had nearly identical systems.
- Phenom X4 940 (both overclocked to slightly different speeds)
- 8 GB Mushkin RAM
- ASUS mb (790 FX chipset for me at least)
- raptor/veloci-raptor HDD's in raid 0
- only major difference was graphics cards (4870 X2 vs. my 4760)

He recently upgraded to an Intel 930 I believe with a new mb and RAM and noticed not only was the time to install windows greatly reduced, but that his system runs significantly faster in just about every other way, including HDD access times.

Why the big difference in access/install time between our two systems now? Is there an issue with RAID 0 and SB600? I know Mhz vs. Mhz Intel is faster than AMD, but I can't quite figure out how that affects everything else.

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April 9, 2010 11:03:47 PM

Intel > AMD
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April 10, 2010 2:15:34 AM

Well, after that in-depth and well thought out answer...Does anyone have anything helpful to say?
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April 10, 2010 2:29:43 AM

Intel's ICH10 southbridge (controls the hard drives and peripherals) is known to be quite a bit better than AMD's SB600s and 700s in regards to hard drive speeds, and clock for clock Intel's i7 beats the Phenom II's, so I would imagine the system would be snappier, but remember that it is also a fresh install, which is ALWAYS tons faster than an install that has lasted for, say, 6 months.
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April 10, 2010 4:41:38 AM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

Correct, the SB600 don't manage the RAID in a very good way. If U want install a RAID array in a mobo with that SB, i recommend that use a RAID card.
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April 10, 2010 5:02:43 AM

Are there any ideas of what Thuban will be capable of in regards to RAID 0 and speed?
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a c 295 V Motherboard
April 10, 2010 5:11:50 AM

Not now, but wait a little more and you will see the benchmarks.
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