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Old November 25, 2009, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Supergrover View Post
I haven't run Raptors or Blacks in a raid but short stroking my 500's netted me a little boost, from 180MBs avg to 205-210MBs avg, my access avg stayed pretty much the same as just partition rather than short stroked.
Is there a sweet spot when short-stroking a drive, or will it just be a "try it and see" process? Some say to use 20% of each drive.

Originally Posted by bojangles View Post
I don't know what kind of RAID architecture AMD uses on their board, but you basically just answered your own question: it will perform faster than that ANCIENT Raptor that you have. MUCH FASTER.

Short stroking will keep speeds more constant because it will only use the outer sectors of the disk. Use at your own risk.
I know it will perform faster, that's obvious. What I was asking is if anyone could tell me HOW MUCH FASTER so that I'll know what to expect once the raid setup is running. BTW, what do you mean by "use at your own risk"?
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