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RAID 0 Question

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#1 diesel43078


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Posted 31 March 2010 - 07:58 PM

I recently took the SSD out of my gaming rig to put it in my laptop. I replaced the SSD with 2 WD caviar black 500GB HDD's in a RAID 0 array. My question is, one caviar black scores a 5.9 on the windows experience index, and RAID 0 increases drive performance, so why is my HDD score still 5.9 even in RAID 0? It's a fresh installation of windows 7 professional, with all updates. Any insight, advice, or ideas would be greatly appreciated.



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Posted 01 April 2010 - 11:36 AM

the windows experience index only gives a general idea of how well your system performs, and was never intended to give you the most accurate results. What it does is it has a certain standard-anything that performs within this set of criteria, and it will be a fairly wide set when compared to other benchmarking tools. So, the one disc is probably in the lower end of the 5.9 criteria while the 2 in raid 0 will be in the higher set of criteria, but both in the criteria for the 5.9 score. RAID 0 is not actually that much faster then a single drive in most cases-it does perform better but not drastically.



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