yeshuas wrote: Grav!ty wrote: yeshuas wrote:
my previous scores were all 5.9, but with Windows 7 my primary harddrive gets a 3.0, no way that is right, not when I am running a Raid 0
Is that on Hardware RAID via the BIOS or software using something like Intels RAID Matrix Daniel?
It is Intel Matrix Storage
I'd say try hardware RAID, I'm sure your motherboard supports it perfectly. You probably have the Intel ICH9 Southbridge. I've always been wary of software RAID. I must say though that RAID0 doesn't really give me much of a boost in read and write or seek times. Major disadvantage of course is possible data loss. With my shaky power situation here (because of all the electrical storms lately) I can't risk being plugged in when there's a storm. I learned fast that a power outage or surge scrambles my RAID0 setup real good.
Data loss due to hardware failure is a bit of non factor in my opinion, with MTBF's of something like a million hours even cutting that in half (which RAID0 effectively does because the likelihood of one of two drives failing is greater than that of a single drive failing...go figure), is more than enough for me to live with.
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