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  1. I bought a Samsung 830 120GB. But I'm still onvinved that the raid solution would have given slightly more theoretical performance due to more iops. But I would never have noticed it, so I went with a single reliable drive instead.
  2. Will I see a performance gain using 2x60GB Corsair Force 3A vs 1x128GB SSD. The 128GB SSDs could be either of these: Corsair Force 3 Crucial m4 Samsung 830 OCZ Octane 128GB. SATA2 will limit the one drive sequential performance, but I will have TRIM using one drive. Using raid0 will gain me more seq and iops, but I will loose TRIM. What do you think I should choose? General system is i7 920 3.0Ghz 18GB ram.
  3. According to the specs the write speed isnt that bad on the Force 3 60GB 550 MB/s sequential read 490 MB/s sequential write Max Random 4k Write (using IOMeter 08): 80k IOPS And I'm still limited to sata2 ~ 200 - 250 MBps. Are you really sure that two of these drivers wont be fast enough to justify raid?
  4. Well that does it, Vertex 3 is really the drive to have now days:)
  5. After the drives were recalled they have, thanks to the community!, decided on the new firmware. So we will soon see the drives in store now. Some preliminary benches from cdfreaks upcomming review can be found in the thread below. "Now the Vertex. No tweaks other than the partition aligned to 64K Verdict: It just doesn't get any better than this for a system drive. Some of the loading times of applications can't be measured by a human with a stopwatch. They are instant, such as Internet Explorer, MS Word, Adobe Fireworks CS. Installing applications is much faster on a single Vertex than it is on the Core V2 RAID and Apex RAID. For more, see my full review when it's published on cdfreaks.com. [hint] My review will contain benchmarks, but more of it will be focused on "real world" use. " http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/sh...p;postcount=221 Looks like we finally have a "cheap" ssd that perform well!
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    OCZ Vertex ssd launched!

    The problem today with ssd's is that they max out the sata controllers and the southbridge. And you really notice if a motherboard has a subpar southbridge and controller ...
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    OCZ Vertex ssd launched!

    http://www.cdfreaks.com/reviews/OCZ-Techno...p-features.html cdfreaks review is really positive I just hope that the price will drop even further ....
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    It's that time again

    Regarding SSD you have to options today OCZ Vertex and Intels x25, vertex beeing the new product with better write performance and cheaper in general.
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    It's that time again

    For performance I would recommend the upcomming vertex drives, released next week. But a slower ssd could be better since 4 vertex discs will probably overload the controllercard. Even Intels 1.2Ghz IOps has a hard time keeping up with lots of ssds. I recommend visisting http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/fo...splay.php?f=186 And talk to the persons with experience running 4- 8 ssds on different raidcontrollers. I would also recommend i7 (nahelem) based Xeons as the are currently better then the opterons out there.
  10. Well, use zfs if you are worried about data corruption! Best filesystem out there to date.
  11. Well, SR isn't what it used to be
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    Samsung F series?!

    Woohoo nice! So they announce 6 mos in advance what about ncq performance? is it as good as 7200.11 ?
  13. When will we see Seagates TB drives in store? Just now Hitachis are becomming avaible...
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    Fourth-generation Raptor?

    the new sata drives might have as fast str as the raptor due to the data density, but not as low seek ... with higher datadensity the raptor will get higher str again ...
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    Seagate 7200.10 Review

    so 7200.10 sucks ?
  16. I got a ASUS p5w dlx and a raptor 74adfd drive. In the BIOS I can choose either IDE or AHCI mode for the raptor, AHCI is suppsed to support "advanced SATA features" which option is the optimal one?
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    Is there smaller versions of the "raptor 150" 74 or 36gb? Is there a benchmark of the old 36GB 8MB cache raptor and the newer 36GB 16MB cache raptor?
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    So its ADFD that one should look for? ADFD and 16MB cache?
  19. Ofcourse mech. storage has a future! Seagte just demonstrated 400+Gbit/inch hdd density , that means 2+TB drives by 2009 according to seagate. Hitachi also announced that we would likely see 1TB drives before 2007 or in the beginning of 2007. Show me solidstorage with the same amount for the same cost!
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    Gigabit Network Setup

    Im using intel MT 1000 cards on all machines. SMC 8508T Gbit switch filserver is a dual 850Mhz p3 768MB ram. client is a p4 3Ghz C:\Program Files\iperf>iperf -c server -l 60000 -t 30 -i 5 ------------------------------------------------------------ Client connecting to server, TCP port 5001 TCP window size: 8.00 KByte (default) ------------------------------------------------------------ [1808] local port 4078 connected with port 5001 [ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth [1808] 0.0- 5.0 sec 236 MBytes 396 Mbits/sec [1808] 5.0-10.0 sec 242 MBytes 405 Mbits/sec [1808] 10.0-15.0 sec 239 MBytes 401 Mbits/sec [1808] 15.0-20.0 sec 229 MBytes 384 Mbits/sec [1808] 20.0-25.0 sec 229 MBytes 385 Mbits/sec [1808] 25.0-30.0 sec 243 MBytes 408 Mbits/sec [1808] 0.0-30.0 sec 1.38 GBytes 396 Mbits/sec These are the results in a "operating" enviroment, torrent clients running, a DVD was also streaming from the server at the time of benchmark. realworld limitations are IO/filesystem related...
  21. I currently got a raptor 36 GB from teh first generation in my workstation. Im going to buy a 320GB 7200.10 drive soon. should I reformat and put the OS on the 36GB raptor or just sell the raptor and put the OS on the 7200.10 drive? Which option is the best one regarding speed? Can my old raptor keep up with the new seate in boot/OS loading/ Appz loading times ?
  22. Would XP boot faster on the 7200.10 drive?
  23. Im gettings the new 975 chipset with a E6300. Im mostly going to store pictures taken with my dSLR on the 320 drive. 36GB: OS , Photoshop scrap, some appz , office etc. 320GB: appz that autostart with the OS as miranda IM , emial klient etc . Photoshop. All my documents, essays from uni. pictures etc. The moste frequent propgram used are email client, webbrowser and photoshop . The rest are divided equal or are so small and load so fast it doesnt matter. Is that a sound idea?
  24. Is it really that bad? I was thinking on putting the OS on the raptor and programs that automatically loads on startup on the seagate and other programs on the raptor, just to utilize 2 hdds ... but I would gain more if I would just have everything on the seagate disc? and hm sell the raptor?
  25. Have anyone here had any problems with seagates new 7200.10 drives and SuperTrak EX8350 in raid5 ? Performance issues? I thought I read somewhere that you should disable NCQ for best performance...