Posted 24 May 2011 - 12:15 PM
I built a new computer. It has an I7 950 Quad core with hyper threading and 6GB of DDR3 ram. When I purchased my two hard drive WD 1TB each at 7200rpm, I thought they would be ok. When I load my backup to the system, the OS becomes sluggish. I did ram tests and malware checks. The only conclusion is my hard drives are a bottle neck. The disk qeue was set a 1 in performance manager. This should be below 1 as far as im aware, it was also highlighted in red by the system.
My mobo supports raid hardware setup. I created a raid 0 at 128k size. Seems to function quickly. But I got traped in the world of changing the sizes to see whats better. I changed the size to 16k and again, seems to be ok.
Another question, striping doesent increase the spindle speed (7200rpm), it just increase the read and write speed?
I have dual booted the system, win 7 pro for normal work. I plan on getting a good game (not really the gaming type, but want to try out on the new system). The other partition is server 2008 r2 with hyper V. I use this to create test network. It was here that I found everything sluggish to load, to the point I was cracking up :/