Boy, just how good are the new 925 chipsets? Tell me, PC WORLD:
With this launch, Intel brings RAID (for Redundant Array of Independent Disks) technology to the masses. The technology, which essentially lets a PC use two hard disks as one, has long been a favorite of savvy users.
Concerned that nontechies will associate the name with killing bugs, Intel executives renamed their version "Matrix Storage Technology" (which carries a less negative connotation only if you skipped the second two movies in the Matrix trilogy). The technology itself is better than its moniker: It offers easy access to RAID through a nonintimidating interface. The technology supports RAID 0 and RAID 1. RAID 0 interleaves data between two drives to create a double-size drive with about twice the effective throughput; RAID 1 writes all data to two drives at once, ensuring the information survives if one drive fails.
Better still, the Matrix technology includes built-in support for Serial ATA's new Native Command Queuing. This technology effectively makes NCQ-ready hard drives work smarter by reordering commands into a more efficient sequence on the fly. The drive ends up spinning less to access the same amount of information, which should speed performance. For more on NCQ
MST, a new acronym for the ages! :smile:
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Concerned that nontechies will associate the name with killing bugs, Intel executives renamed their version "Matrix Storage Technology" (which carries a less negative connotation only if you skipped the second two movies in the Matrix trilogy).
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i dont, its interesting, but not very useful. anyone that really wants raid 0+1 or vice versa would prefer to have physical drives, i know i would. if you compare this with nvidia's raid solution that allows ide drives to be raided with sata drives, i find that to be alot more useful then intel's matrix raid.
>anyone that really wants raid 0+1 or vice versa would
>prefer to have physical drives,
Why ? I see nothing wrong with being able to have RAID 0+1 on a two disk setup. I would like it in fact, if I read it correctly, it gives you the exact same benefits as a conventional 4 disk 0+1 setup with half the number of disks.What is there to dislike ?
= The views stated herein are my personal views, and not necessarily the views of my wife. =
well ok for me, i use raid for such i/o intesive applications as databse/webserver work or video/audio work. the limitation i see here is that i need mroe storage capacity. i will always use more then 2 drives becuase i know i have to scrifice almost half of the space to mirroring, which in the case of htis system, would limit me too much.
another thing i want to see, is how this affects performance. how does it stack up against traditional 0+1 performance. also, does it support 1+0 and 0+1 or just one of the modes?
i guess this is a nice thing for the average joe, i just dont find it useful for me. and anyone that uses raid situations for work i would htink would prefer the physical drives and the need for more space. in that scenario, the max you oculd hope for is 250gbs of space total on the system.
i think it would be nicer if it supported multiple raid groupings. one grouping wouldnt be enough for me.