RAID Creation In Windows
We set up two RAID 0 arrays with eight SSDs on each of the two LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i controllers first. Then Windows' RAID abilities came into play: through Disk Management, we configured a RAID 0 software array that consists of the two LSI RAID arrays.
Windows recognizes each of the RAID arrays as an independent volume.
Using the context menu, we created a new stripe set…
…and selected the two volumes.
The completely configured stripe set is now ready to be tested.
|Intel Core i7-920 (45 nm, 2.66 GHz, 8 MB L2 Cache)
|Supermicro X8SAX Revision: 1.0, Chipset Intel X58 + ICH10R, BIOS: 1.0B
|LSI MegaRAID 9280-24i4e, Firmware: v12.12.0-0037, Driver: v188.8.131.52LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i
|3x 1 GB DDR3-1333 Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9DHX
|Seagate NL35 400 GB, ST3400832NS, 7200 RPM, SATA 1.5 Gb/s, 8 MB Cache
|OCZ EliteXstream 800 W, OCZ800EXS-EU
|IOMeter 2008.08.18 Fileserver-Benchmark Webserver-Benchmark Database-Benchmark Workstation-Benchmark Streaming Reads Streaming Writes 4k Random Reads 4k Random Writes
|System Software & Drivers
|Windows 7 Ultimate
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I want one of those...Reply
jeff77789I want one of those...Reply
Why stop at one? I want two!
Wow, throughput in GB/s. Makes my paltry single SSD look shameful. How fast did Windows boot up out of curiosity?Reply
Overkill benches like this are awesome, I can't wait to see the crazy shit were gona have in 10 years from now.Reply
burnley14How fast did Windows boot up out of curiosity?
I'd also like to know =D
How many organs I will have to sell to get such a setup?Reply
My 3 year old Vista takes 40 painful seconds to boot.
You can use super cache/super volume on SSD's or even USB thumb drives to dramatically improve the I/O and bandwidth at the expense of using up a bit of your system ram still the results are impressive and works on HD's as well, but they suffer from access times no matter what.Reply
I don't even think I'd bother getting a SSD anymore after using super volume on a USB thumb drive and SSD the results are nearly identical regardless of which is used and thumb drives are portable and cheaper for the density you get for some messed up reason.
I'd be really interested to see super cache/super volume used on this raid array actually it can probably boost it further or should be able to in theory.Reply
abhinav_mallHow many organs I will have to sell to get such a setup?My 3 year old Vista takes 40 painful seconds to boot.Wow people still use vista? Was that even an OS? It felt like some beta test thing.Reply
I suspect you'll all be VERY disappointed at how long Windows takes to boot (but I'd also like to know). Unfortunately, most operations in Windows (such as loading apps, games, booting, etc) occur at QD 1 (average is about QD 1.04, QD > 4 are rare). As you can see on Page 7, at QD1 it only gets about 19 MB/sec - the SAME speed as basically any decent single SSD manufactured in the last 3 years.Reply
mayankleoboy1holy shit! thats fast. how about giving them as a contest prize?Reply
I WANT 16 OF THOSE !
For God's sake, that's $7000 worth of hardware, not including the PC. DAMN DAMN DAMN !! 3 gigabytes per second. And to think, that while on dial-up 4 years back, I downloaded at 3 kilobytes per second (Actually it was more like 2.5 KB/s).