I enabled the XHD, set it to AHCI, disabled the Marvell and JMicron controllers on the board and set up the RAID array on the ICH10R. The drives are on the SATA 0 and 1 ports. I installed Windows without any special drives for the controller.
This is my first attempt at RAID and I really don't know what I'm doing. Could anyone tell me if I did it right, because I can feel no significant improvement(suggestion of bandwidth test)? Any remarks, advice?
Also I have to get an ODD in there and I don't know where to put it. If I put it also on the ICH10R will it cut bandwidth from the RAID array?
For Benchmarking alot of people use HD Tune, which has a free trial limited to reading only. Crystal Disk Mark is also popular. Tell us your results from HD Tune we can tell you if your results are normal.
For more performance in the Intel Utility there will be an option for caching. That will give you additional performance, I dont know if you will notice it though.
My 3x 6400AALS in RAID 0 are about 300MB/s throughput if I recall correctly, it has been awhile since I benched it.
Here's mine. Sry i took so long, i've been really busy
I have to get an ODD in there and I don't know where to put it. If I put it also on the ICH10R will it cut bandwidth from the RAID array? (actually this resul has a DVD-ROM incorporated...does this affect it?)