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Re: Windows 7 Hard Drive Performance Rating

Postby Grav!ty » Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:50 pm

yeshuas wrote:
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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 :bashhead :rofl:


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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Re: Windows 7 Hard Drive Performance Rating

Postby imnuts » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:25 pm

JabbaPapa wrote:It is always possible that they have changed the ratings system for drive speeds due to the currently ongoing emergence of SSD hard drives ;)


I have a SATA disk and I'm getting a score of 5.3. It may even be a SATA I disk on a SATA II port, I don't remember which drive(s) are new in my system :dontgetit
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Re: Windows 7 Hard Drive Performance Rating

Postby yeshuas » Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:07 pm

It has the SIL5723 Silicon Image Controller for either EZ Backup or Super Speed
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Re: Windows 7 Hard Drive Performance Rating

Postby Grav!ty » Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:13 pm

yeshuas wrote:It has the SIL5723 Silicon Image Controller for either EZ Backup or Super Speed


What motherboard is that Daniel? Not the ASUS P5Q Deluxe is it?
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Re: Windows 7 Hard Drive Performance Rating

Postby yeshuas » Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:19 pm

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yeshuas wrote:It has the SIL5723 Silicon Image Controller for either EZ Backup or Super Speed


What motherboard is that Daniel? Not the ASUS P5Q Deluxe is it?

Yes it is the one in my Signature
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Re: Windows 7 Hard Drive Performance Rating

Postby Grav!ty » Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:33 pm

Then you have the Intel ICH10R Southbridge too with 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connections and support for RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 ^*^

Very nice motherboard by the way.
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Re: Windows 7 Hard Drive Performance Rating

Postby yeshuas » Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:58 pm

Grav!ty wrote:Then you have the Intel ICH10R Southbridge too with 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connections and support for RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 ^*^

Very nice motherboard by the way.

And the Intel Matrix storage from what I understand in my User Guide also is used for the ICH10R Southbridge, I followed the directions to set it up :confused
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Re: Windows 7 Hard Drive Performance Rating

Postby Grav!ty » Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:01 pm

Did you set it up in the BIOS or via Disk Management in Windows?
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Re: Windows 7 Hard Drive Performance Rating

Postby yeshuas » Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:08 pm

Grav!ty wrote:Did you set it up in the BIOS or via Disk Management in Windows?

First I selected Raid mode in the bios, and then during boot I hit Ctrl I which takes you to the Matrix setup where you choose which Raid you want, etc.
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Re: Windows 7 Hard Drive Performance Rating

Postby Grav!ty » Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:19 pm

yeshuas wrote:
Grav!ty wrote:Did you set it up in the BIOS or via Disk Management in Windows?

First I selected Raid mode in the bios, and then during boot I hit Ctrl I which takes you to the Matrix setup where you choose which Raid you want, etc.


Then it is "hardware RAID". The Intel Raid matrix thingy threw me off totally because using that software it is possible to create a "software RAID" :oops:
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