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Old August 17, 2009, 09:08 AM
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2 - 32gb drives aren't much more than a single 64gb. Damn near twice as fast. Worth it I think. A guy on the OCZ forums is getting 685mbs with the exact same setup I'll be running. Hurry up Mr. Purolator dude.
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Direct connection to the northbridge will hopefully eliminate any bottleneck of that type in the future since it will probably be made using a PCI-express 8x lane or more. According to Wiki: PCI Express - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A single lane can provide up to 500MBps bandwith, so a dedicated 8x for storage would mean approx. 4GBps theoretical bandwidth. Let's just hope those fancy new-style SSD connectors that may come with the P55 chipset use that kind of connection.
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call purolator and ask to speak with the driver. Than bribe him with like $10 to get there. I'm sure he needs to buy another pack of smokes for his breaktimes!
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I'd personally like to see them thrown into a PCIe16 config, but that's just me.
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On a side note. I bought a 64Ogb caviar blue drive to replace the 2 - 32Ogb seagates I've been running in raid O for the last 3+ years, and holy crap are the new drives ever fast and quiet. Can't believe how noisy these old seagates were, and I was only getting 125mbs with the raid, the single Caviar is getting 115. I'll be using it as my storage drive.
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call purolator and ask to speak with the driver. Than bribe him with like $10 to get there. I'm sure he needs to buy another pack of smokes for his breaktimes!
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I'd personally like to see them thrown into a PCIe16 config, but that's just me.
It's 8:15 here, he's usually here between 9 and 9:3O.
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It's 8:15 here, he's usually here between 9 and 9:3O.
Must be nice... he always shows up while I'm sleeping here. Mind you, I work nights, and sleep from 9AM until 5PM (most of the time... except today I guess... 11:18AM right now >.< )
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I wouldn't call it bottlenecking, 2 drives in raid O are never twice as fast as a single but they are close to it, more like overhead than a bottle neck.

Look at the raid O scores in the HWC reviews, raid O is wayyyy faster:

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=7
Yeah, not entirely sure how some of those numbers more than double under Raid 0, but... *shrug*. And unfortunately BMR only did latency calcs with the single drives. Some of the ATTO and Iometer small-block results are also suggesting that something in the chain of data flow is holding things up a little.
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That would be the Raid overhead. A shit ton of io ops are going to drag you down for sure, but that's a theoretical test. Maybe real world extreme database usage would suffer a bit but nothing we do on a desktop would.
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That would be something to test by all means, for database usage anyways... but I can't argue that I won't be doing that many IO operations simultaniously ever...
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They are still ungodly fast, close to fibre channel SAN speeds.
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