I have read the entire test and all the pages but haven't find yet an answer to my questions.
I actually own two Cheetah 15K.4 36Gb HDD, I intented to change my controller (a poor hostraid 29320 A-R, ressource eater) because windows (XP64) starts up much faster (SCSI driver loading) with a common SATA seagate 250Gb drive than with my RAID 0 SCSI 15K.4 configuration and there also always seems to be a sort of small lag before the SCSI starts to read (hostraid computing ?).
After reading all the news/reviews from SR, I was surprised to see how the raptors seem to be good in single user environnement. My question is :
Should I maintain my Raid0 15K.4 configuration but now with a LSI Megaraid 320-2X 128MB Cache PCI-X 133MHz controller, or this is useless and I better should use the standard SATA controller (ASUS P5WDGS2 WS PRO motherboard) in Raid 1 with two Raptor 74GB.
The question is, finally, could the cheetah 15K.4, come back at top with a 128MB equipped controller ?
You have already partially answered.... but is this kind of idea intende to be tested ? The controller memory influence....
Both the ways would cost approximatly the same price, so what do you think ?