11-14-2009 07:07 PM - edited 11-14-2009 07:10 PM
Asus Rampage Extreme Motherboard w/ICH9R controlling this 6 disk, 2 volume, raid10 aggregate, qx9770 cpu (1600mhz fsb)(@3.2ghz), 8gb OCZ platinum edition 1600mhz ddr3 (@1600mhz), Antec Truepower Quattro 850w psu, Sapphire 4870x2,
6 x 7200.11 CC1H 1.5TB Drives
C Volume is partitioned MBR and 1.411tb.
D Volume is partitioned GPT and 2.780tb.
It took 8 hours to build the C volume and then 12 hours to build the D volume. Verifies take 4 or 6 hours respectively, rebuilds the same time as the orginal build times (I've had one drop out due to a loose sata cable is my best guess).
Good performance I think?, but it's interesting how much better the GPT volume is performing on the same 6 disk raid set.
Performance opinions please.
1. Intel Matrix Storage Manager Version http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Undermoo
2. C Drive (MBR) Intel Matrix Storage Manager View http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Undermoo
3. C Drive Performance Benchmark http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Undermoo
4. D Drive (GPT) Intel Matrix Storage Manager View http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Undermoo
5. D Drive Performance Benchmark http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Undermoo
11-19-2009 08:51 PM
11-30-2009 07:35 AM
I have a very similar setup but with an i7 mobo and more memory:
Asus P6T Deluxe v2
i7 965Extreme 3.2 (currently only air cooling, so just using default memory bus speed of 1800)
12GB DDR3 1800 fsb (Kingston Hynix)
SLI Nvidia 285 Dual cards.
Seagate : 6 x 7200.11 CC1H 1.5TB Drives in 1 array, 2 volumes
Volume 1 Raid 0 : C Volume is partitioned MBR and 700GB.
Volume 2 Raid 10 Volume is partitioned GPT and 3842GB.
My Raid 0 Boot partitions are copied daily to a small partition on my GUID raid 10 for backup purposes in the event of the inevitable failure that awaits a radi0 boot array. Those backups are automatically placed on a single ide drive partition weekly in the same backup-restore scenario. Another option obviously was mirroring the raid0 partition to another drive but that requires conversion from basic disk in Windows 7 so not interested in not having dual boot off of my raid0.
My results of my Raid0 Array are not suprisingly faster using the same Atto Disk Benchmark software:
Size Write Read
.5 52221 58496
128.0 421715 497554
8192 449533 508882
Wow! right? Here are my raid 10 results:
Size Write Read
.5 49024 59520
128.0 176773 289780
8192.0 191397 287404
So, accounting for the processor and bus speed differences I would say yours seems to be humming right along. My Raid 10 has the same gap between write performance and read performance. Having the Raid0 is handy for many reasons most of which include extreme fast booting and management of hard disk based resources such as the swap etc.