Alternatively you can also set up your arrays manually:
In either case you can chose the size of the stripe block for RAID 0 arrays. I recommend leaving this setting alone at 64 kB. We tested the performance at different settings. Regardless in which direction we changed it and regardless which applications we used, 64 kB stripe size was always the fastest solution.
The menu naturally offers you the chance to delete an array as well and you can change the ATA-settings of the controller in two different menus:
Here you can tell FastTrak how it should handle each drive individually.
This bad picture shows the Config-Menu, where you can adjust the general Ultra ATA mode and the way FastTrak treats errors. The IRQ and port-settings cannot be changed.
- RAID 0 - Striping
- Make Your Own FastTrak66 Out Of An Ultra66
- The Changing Procedure
- Installation And Handling, Continued
- FastTrak Driver And Utilities
- FastTrak Driver And Utilities, Continued
- Drive Failure In RAID 1 Or RAID 0,1 Situations
- Drive Failure In RAID 1 Or RAID 0,1 Situations, Continued
- RAID 0 - What Performance Gain Can We Expect?
- The Benchmark Setup
- The Benchmark Results - Transfer Rate Of ATA Stripe Sets
- The Benchmark Results - Transfer Rate Of ATA Stripe Sets, Continued
- The Benchmark Results - Transfer Rate Of Spanning
- The Benchmark Results - Winbench Disk Winmarks
- The Benchmark Results - BAPCo Sysmark2000
- Special Problem - FDISK On Arrays Larger Than 64 GB