|AMD Athlon XP 2200+
|DFI LANParty KT400AVIA KT400A ChipsetBIOS : May 6, 2003
|256 MB DDR333/PC2700, CL2 Corsair Micro
|Controller & Hard Drives
|VIA VT8235 UltraATA/133HighPoint HPT372N On-BoardBIOS 2.3422x Western Digital WD2000BB
|nVIDIA GeForce3 Ti4200, 64 MB
|3COM 905TX PCI 100 MBit
|Windows 2000 Professional5.00.2195, Service Pack 3
|Benchmarks and Tests
|HD Tach 2.61, c’t h2benchw
|Drivers and Settings
|NVIDIA Reference Driver 41.09
|Intel Application Accelerator 2.3
|1024 x 768, 16 Bit, 85 Hz refresh
Owing to time restraints, we limited the capacity of the RAID array to 25 GB. Tests on total capacities of up to 400 GB would have taken much longer and would not have produced a different result. All the low-level measurements (IOMeter, HDTach) are only run without partitions anyway and refer to the total capacity of the RAID array.
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So RAID 1.5 won't work because the heads of the disk still need to move to the next data block to read... If you skip blocks, you still have to move past them.Reply
What about RAID 1.5 with Solid State disks. You have nothing to move, yet you can double your read speed with mirroring. Sounds perfect for server caches.