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Windows 7: not happy with Raid 0 on Windows 7 64x


28 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
not happy with Raid 0 on Windows 7 64x

I have just built a new system.

I installed windows 7 ultimate x64 on my 2 new 1TB WD Black Caviar 7200 rpm, 6gbs drives as a raid 0 array, AHCI, w/64k stripe.

My WEI is as follows:

CPU: 7.6 (no overclocking yet)

Memory 7.6 (no overclocking yet)

Graphics 7.9 (no overclocking yet)

Gaming Graphics 7.9 (no overclocking yet)

Primary Hard Drive 5.9

I am not at all impressed with my drive performance! I understood that I would see a bit better than 5.9 with my config.

I am new to this forum, so I don't know if my system config that I detailed at sign-up will show up, if not I will repost.

My request is that I would like to know how to get the 7.0 to 7.3 hard drive WEI that I have read about.

Can someone help me please?

Dave


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28 Mar 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by biggdevo View Post
I have just built a new system.

I installed windows 7 ultimate x64 on my 2 new 1TB WD Black Caviar 7200 rpm, 6gbs drives as a raid 0 array, AHCI, w/64k stripe.

My WEI is as follows:

CPU: 7.6 (no overclocking yet)

Memory 7.6 (no overclocking yet)

Graphics 7.9 (no overclocking yet)

Gaming Graphics 7.9 (no overclocking yet)

Primary Hard Drive 5.9

I am not at all impressed with my drive performance! I understood that I would see a bit better than 5.9 with my config.

I am new to this forum, so I don't know if my system config that I detailed at sign-up will show up, if not I will repost.

My request is that I would like to know how to get the 7.0 to 7.3 hard drive WEI that I have read about.

Can someone help me please?

Dave

5.9 is the max for a HD (non SSD). The only way to get higher is with an SSD. Besides the wei is just an arbitrary number it means nothing.
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28 Mar 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

Exactly what ZigZag said. I have 4 x 15,000rpm SAS connected drives in a RAID0 under Windows 7 Pro x64 and the disk WEI is still 5.9. The only way to get a disk WEI greater than 5.9 is to use a SSD.

Regards,
Golden
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05 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Follow-up/Update,

One of the drives was bad. It failed at 2 weeks in.

I removed the bad drive, and installed again to the remaining WD 1TB Drive. Performance is better now than before, but of course the drive that went down could have been bad from the out. The WEI still shows 5.9, but I can feel that the real performance is better than before.

I'm not a tech, I just know enough to be a danger to myself and my machine

I understand that SSD is supposed to be great, but the drive are small, and it is quite expensive. I have more than 3 TB's of runtimes and graphics that I pull from on a regular constant basis, this data is split between several ESata drives. My programs alone take up over 200 Gigs, and these are stated to require install on the C: Drive.

I have allot invested in this rig already, so at this point I don't think I can consider SSD.

I do computer art and graphics, and allot of 3D rendering. My rig does quite well on this.

I appreciate the replies and help.

BTW, I will never buy another Thermaltake Case, I bought the Spedo Advance box, and it is a piece of trash. Design is nice construction and parts quality is crap, and they have ignored my requests for resolution of several broken items.

Dave
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05 Apr 2011   #5

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by biggdevo View Post
I understand that SSD is supposed to be great, but the drive are small, and it is quite expensive. I have more than 3 TB's of runtimes and graphics that I pull from on a regular constant basis, this data is split between several ESata drives. My programs alone take up over 200 Gigs, and these are stated to require install on the C: Drive.
Having random access times in the microseconds (versus 7-10 milliseconds) is worth the price of admission if you really need fast random read access (which, for example, booting and running the OS itself does most of the time). Data storage isn't necessarily the domain of SSDs, at least not on personal-desktop level. You are wise to (still) store your data on large mechanical drives, but SSDs really do benefit booting/resuming/shutting down and everyday loading of the OS and programs.

If you have 200GB+ of programs you're installing, though I find that number to be somewhat astronomical, you are wise to stick to mechanical drives for now. Reconsider SSDs in a few years when you build your next machine and the prices are more reasonable for larger drives.
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