Thank you Gilbo for an answer with some nice content. Appreciated.
Seems like I haven't expressed myself clear what I will use the disks to. I won't buy 4x 250 gb drives just to store files on, Of course I'll run a server too, but, in the future. I'm not common with servers and which performance you'll expect. The only reference I have is what other people have told me.
That's why I used HD Tach to get an overview of it all, to see that it runs like it should. And when I got those shitty results, I said to myself: Something is wrong.
Now, when you claim that Hd Tach cannot measure the real-world performance, I say ok. But your first response to me wasn't of any help, when you only told me to not waste money or time. erhm. Anyway, What I've planned to use those drives to is the following:
* Launch games
* server (game/files/and so on)
As everybody else, I'm in search for the best performance possible, and that's why I used HD Tach - and entered this forum - to make sure that nothing is wrong and that my server which I will build will work as it should. I Hope you understand my point.
I am aware that there's better drives on the market which therefore maintaining better performance, but it's a question of how much you wanna spend, like everything else. I found these drives to fit me perfect, which they do. I only raised my eyebrows when I realized that the speed wasn't acceptable - from what other said and the results other have received. Can we agree on that, or is Hd Tach measuring wrong?
Why I asked you if this was about jealousy was because of the way you expressed yourself. I needed - and needs - help, not tips that I shouldn't waste any time/money or whatever.
Finally, there's no problem in my head, thank you. It's very clear to me that anyone would head to a forum like this to straighten things out when everyone around tells you that the performance isn't good. It's all about solving problems.
My last words goes out with a question: Will I ahieve the performance the drives and the controllercard are supposed to give me when I put up the server, with other words in-world-performance, or is something really wrong with my drives/controllercard?
balding_ape: Thank you.