So, I thought I'd start another. Lemme give ya, of course, some rules for this thread so we all start off on the same foot:
1. use the programs I link you to. From all my testing, HD Tach and ATTO are the best for simple testing. Consistency is the key when benchmarking also, and these two programs are consistent across all platforms when benched under the same settings.
2. This isn't a penis measuring contest. If you can crank out 140MB/s read and write then great. But please lets keep it to the 'informative and hey i gonna try that setting' attitude ok? This is for everyone to compare their hdd marks and maybe learn how to make them a little faster?
3. Please make sure you set the program (ATTO) just like I have in my pic. If you do not test with same settings, then it will be meaningless to compare to mine and anyone else's that uses same settings.
HD Tach v3 - freeware version
Yes, it's on the ATTO site. But you Need to Register for download
select ATTO Configuration tool
Halfway down the page is "Windows HBA Utilities v3.20"
the file name at download is "win_app_hbautil_3.20.exe"
these programs are small and easy to use.
now...I'll start with my screens for comparison. 2 Raptor 36GB drives with a 70GB RAID-0 stripe, 64k stripe size with default NTFS clusters on a 9.76GB partition:
also keep in mind this is the jess1313 9/14/2004 BIOS. Not sure which NVRAID BIOS it has but some of you might have a later NV RAID bios than me. Im using whatever drivers came with the board for F6 and the NV 5.10 chipset drivers.