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Windows 7: Why has there been a lack of gaming/gamer oriented RAID cards?

12 Oct 2011   #1
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Why has there been a lack of gaming/gamer oriented RAID cards?

Why has there been a lack of gaming/gamer oriented RAID cards? As the gaming community keeps wanting to push the boundaries of computers why has hardware manufactures met the demand for fast raid controllers that are dedicated and have there on CPU and on board RAM. You would think that someone would want to get into this such as Asus brand “Republic of Gamers.” Any thoughts?


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12 Oct 2011   #2
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

LoL. ROG. My RoG laptop doesn't have a raid controller <_<
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12 Oct 2011   #3
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I am talking about stand alone PCIex4 or x8 Raid Cards not intigrated. This has nothing to do with a laptop.
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12 Oct 2011   #4
badger906

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there have been a couple, watched a video last night of a rig with an 8 SSD array running off a pci card. but the read write speeds werent that much off a standard SSD
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12 Oct 2011   #5
arkhi

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Case-in-point: If Asus didn't take the absolute steps necessary to fully beef up an RoG device (my laptop), what makes you think they (i.e. Asus ROG) would take the initiative to get this?
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12 Oct 2011   #6
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STAND ALONE CARD. This has nothing to do with a laptop or what it should or should not have. This is about desktops. Also it does not need to be ASUS but any company.

Also with your laptop it is ment to have installed a SSD and a standard HD. One for the OS and one for programs and media. No need to raid so get over it. No one made you buy it.
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12 Oct 2011   #7
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
there have been a couple, watched a video last night of a rig with an 8 SSD array running off a pci card. but the read write speeds werent that much off a standard SSD
I have seen 4 Sata 3 SSD in raid get over 1600 MB/s read on a server raid card.
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12 Oct 2011   #8
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

but will a RAID card with non SSD's offer the performance of a top level SSD?
as i cant see the average gamer wanting to have to buy multiple SSD's and a controller.
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12 Oct 2011   #9
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

You still don't get it. I'm going by the logic that Asus is a company that usually cares for performance in both laptops and desktops. I don't know if you figured this out yet, but there are laptops who actually have miniPCI-E slots and miniPCI-E SATA RAID cards that go with it. The fact that they didn't bother implementing/developing this makes a point.

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You would think that someone would want to get into this such as Asus brand “Republic of Gamers.” Any thoughts?
Question: Lack of gaming-oriented RAID controllers/cards. Why? Thoughts?

My thoughts: That being siad, I would think so too, but if the company that I know is usually inspired to innnovate did not take the initiative to start, what are the chances others will?

Besides, RAID wouldn't benefit the gamer (in the purest sense, mind you) since the only major advantage this would bring are faster loading times. I'm a gamer, and I am more concerned about RAM/GPU/CPU performance (GPU being 70% of it) than my HDD performance. It's not like I'm getting 10,000 database queries per second when I game. I'm more concerned on how good my fireball looks and how fast I can warp from town A to town B and launch that RPG on the bus right there.
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12 Oct 2011   #10
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If your a big PC gamer then all you want is to be is the fastest boy in the village. What I am trying to point out is that there is a GAP in the market that needs someone to step in and make something happen. Maybe OCZ will make one since they have the PCIe SSD drives.
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