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Windows 7: Raid 10 in windows 7

16 Feb 2011   #1
G71GX

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
Raid 10 in windows 7

alright i have a GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H it has built in raid can do raid 0, 1, 5, 10

i have 4 western digital caviar black enterprise raid edition 500gb sata drives setup in a raid 10 config i have install windows 7 successfully and run tests everything is running great only problem is that my windows rating went from 5.9 to 6.0 i thought it would go alot higher considering my setup but am i wrong to think this or is there something i am missing???? any help would be amazing thanks!


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16 Feb 2011   #2
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

I think you are still limited on random access reads by hard disk latency and you won't see much more on WEI unless you go to SSD. Raid 0 might get you a bit more but you prob don't want that.
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16 Feb 2011   #3
G71GX

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

alright well ill do some more diggin and see what i come up with if i come up with a solution i post it on here thanks
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16 Feb 2011   #4
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Youv'e tackled part of the WEI score - sequential reads/writes, but not the random accesses of smaller files. Here you still have the hard disk head seek latency. You can get disks with smaller seek time or an SSD.

I recollect seeing someone who posted a WEI score for a 4 disk raid 10 (effectively striping across two disks) who switched back to RAID 0 (striped across 4 disks) and got something like 0.2 increase.

I wouldn't worry about WEI too much. Your sequential speeds on raid 10 are probably more than adequate for most anything so I wouldn't go to raid 0.
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