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hard drives & raid - benchmark and compare!

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Here's the same drives as before on 32k Strip and 8k clusters.

 

Is this a good result from these drives? Or should I be looking to optimise further?

 

Again sorry for the slow loading images.

 

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Heres some tests from a newly installed system. Win XP SP2, nF4 Ultra-D mobo, 2x Hitachi Deskstar 80 GB SATA 2 RAID. Stripe size "optimum"

 

anyone got any tips on how/if I can improve these figures?

 

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I just benchmarked my 2x36 Raptors and the speed is slower than normal. My stripe and cluster sizes are all defaults. My RAID rivers is 5.10.2600.518.

 

Need help.

 

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The stripe width should be four times the cluster size for best overall performance.

 

You never want the cluster size and stripe width to be the same.

 

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That or 16x4 or 32x8. I think a good way to test them is use a different drive with windows and test the raid array from there that way you don't have reinstall windows every time you want to try a different stripe and cluster size.

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