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  1. EDIT: Ok, so I decided to ditch my 2-year-old Raptor for the Seagate RAID array. I ended up slipstreaming the RAID drivers onto a WinXP unattended install disc and all is good so far... I've never done the slipstream thing before, and it's pretty sweet. I just XP installed, and in Device Manager I checked out the driver of my Nvidia Stripe disk and it says its dated 7/1/2001 from Microsoft...is this supposed to be like that? Also, am I supposed to install the nvidia SW drivers? Will these change the above issue?
  2. Alright I can do that. Just have to get some 'real-world' benchmarks. Thanks, and I guess I'm still wondering if it matters which SATA port they go on. All the SATA ports are their own 'channel' so to speak correct? or are 1&2 and 3&4 connected somehow?
  3. Alright so I've read through parts of this thread and tried to search through it for stripe/cluster sizes but I'm still not sure. I'm gonna be setting up a SATA RAID 0 array on the NVRAID controller next week sometime with two Seagate 7200.10 320GB drives. Pretty much the drives are going to be used for PVR recordings, DVD/media storage, some video editing. My OS and games will remain on the 74gb Raptor. Since this is my first RAID setup, I have some questions: 1.) What should my stripe / cluster sizes be? From what I've read a 4:1 ratio is recommended for benches (i.e. 16k stripe / 4k cluster). Since I'm not running an OS, and am dealing mainly with large file transfers across the array, should this be different? Does the 4:1 ratio still apply? 2.) Does it matter which SATA ports I use? (e.g. can I throw them on 2 & 3?) My Raptor is on SATA1 right now. System specs are in sig...thanks for any suggestions.
  4. Just got an OCZ PowerStrem 520W SLi. It is running superb! (And looks good too...)
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