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#1 90awdturbo

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 12:39 PM

This may be normal but it seems a little off to me. I installed two Seagate Barracuda's into my moms computer to run raid. Everything is running fine but when I benchmark them the Access time reports back at 13ms. Seeing as how they are in raid I'd think that would be faster, or perhaps not? My current raid setup is two 1tb drives with an access time of 7ms so I was hoping hers would be somewhere in the 7-10 ballpark. Is there anything that can be done to speed that up?
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Posted 30 March 2010 - 03:00 PM

I see that drive has access times for read and write at about 8.5 to 9.5.

Not sure why it would be 13ms but I would not expect to access it any faster than the specs say.

To save or load a program would be faster because that would use the benefit of the RAID (RAID 0 I assume, no?).

But I would expect the initial access time to remain the same.


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Posted 30 March 2010 - 09:14 PM

My bad, your correct raid 0. Seems to make no sense why it'd be slower, is there bios setting I'm missing?
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Posted 31 March 2010 - 12:21 AM

Even with a raid 0 setup, a lot depends on the system bus speed.

From what you posted we're talking two different machines here, with a difference in system BUS speed, if BUS speed of computer 1 is faster then BUS speed of system 2 there is going to be an output difference at the end of the BUS.
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