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Let's say you take an old PII-350, add an ATA-100 RAID controller and a couple 7200rpm drives. Performance-wise, how would this compare to the on-board (slower) IDE controller with a single 7200rpm drive?
05-23-2002, 07:06 PM
well it should be over twice as fast due to the slower IDE on the MB
05-23-2002, 07:20 PM
its really dependant on the hard drives, if say you had 2 of those nice 120gb 8mb jobs on RAID 0 they would kick that crap out of its already fast on a normal ide line preformance.
05-23-2002, 07:55 PM
I have not found that "twice as fast" thing to be true. My data on my RAID array:
Two 7200 40G drives:
28000-29000 kpbs each in Sandra.
in RAID 0, 16K stripe: 34000-36000 kpbs in same test in Sandra.
05-23-2002, 11:50 PM
Originally posted by xsiled2
if say you had 2 of those nice 120gb 8mb jobs on RAID 0 they would kick that crap out of its already fast on a normal ide line preformance.
I haven't gotten around to benchmarking yet, though.
05-24-2002, 12:28 AM
Originally posted by Bires
I have not found that "twice as fast" thing to be true. but in the situation he was saying, I would think it would be....
Its likely that 350Mhz system is running ATA-33.
ATA-100 is the theoretical burst rate speed which won't ever be reached.
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