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Windows 7: RAID-0 Performance Under Windows 7

08 Jul 2009   #21
DJG

 

Saw Procol Harum in Orlando, ca. 1971. I remember doing this funny blue pill just before driving to it from Melbourne, by myself. Kind-of remember the concert, then I recollect getting in the car to drive back, and the next I know I'm getting off the car at home an hour later ...

Yes I do believe guardian angels exist.

And before anybody asks, no I did not have any red pills, just the blue ...


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08 Jul 2009   #22
Antman

 
Conquistador, your stallion stands in need of company

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbWULu5_nXI&feature=related"]YouTube - Procol Harum - A whiter shade of pale 1967[/ame]

A bluer shade of pale, I would suppose. Your tale does remind me of sleeping through a Genesis concert circa 1977.
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08 Jul 2009   #23
DJG

 

LOL!
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13 Jul 2009   #24
saverio

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I've got an asus P5Q Deluxe mobo and have been using the onboard IHC10R as is on your board without any problems whatsoever.

The only issue I've had is that when I flashed the bios to a newer one it wiped out the raid array - or rather I just couldn't get it to boot, but the system image of the Installation that I saved only minutes before saved my life!

In fact digressing a little, I've found backing up the computer by means of Image Backup and easy transfer files have always served me better than windows backup - it seems to do absolutely bugger all.

I lost a whole folder of data a couple of months ago, and I called up a backup (made two days prior) and it couldn't do anything

I used RECUVA freeware in the end to scour the drive and recover the deleted files.

As Antman says though, I would look to a dedicated controller card first if you can but my Adaptec 1220SA wouldn't work with 7 as the vista drivers weren't recognised. So I had to use onboard. I suppose no mfr is going to stick their neck out until 7 goes public release.

The other benefits of the controller card, other than the obvious, is that it does free up all those SATA ports for optical drives and scratch disks etc.

I'm in a quandry over disk mananagement at the moment.
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13 Jul 2009   #25
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saverio View Post
...my Adaptec 1220SA wouldn't work with 7 as the vista drivers weren't recognised. So I had to use onboard...
Did you attempt to force the driver? From device manager, navigate to driver INF/SYS folder, select a file and install? Just curious. I did this with my HP2300 and have no issues.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saverio View Post
...I'm in a quandry over disk mananagement at the moment.
Please expound.
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13 Jul 2009   #26
saverio

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Antman, I didn't know I could 'force the drivers' on installation! - this is news indeed!
As it is, I'm looking at a 4 channel controller card for the future with onboard memory, but i'll wait until 7 is commercially available for that.

As for the quandry, if you check out this thread, it will explain all. It's good to know RTm is due soon as it gives me a good reason to have another go at installation and play with another configuration. I was perhaps thinking of having another OS such as linux as well, but that would eliminate the raid config.
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17 Aug 2009   #27
Antipoopydick

Windows Vista, XP, 7 comming soon
 
 
RAID Windows 7

Anyone know the cap on HDD for the OS.
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17 Aug 2009   #28
Antman

 

NTFS:

You can use 64KB clusters to achieve a 256TB volume (any volumes larger than 2TB must be dynamic, not basic).

Max file size is limited only by the size of the volume (up to 256 TB).

Maximum files per volume is 4,294,967,295
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17 Aug 2009   #29
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saverio View Post
Antman, I didn't know I could 'force the drivers' on installation! - this is news indeed!
As it is, I'm looking at a 4 channel controller card for the future with onboard memory, but i'll wait until 7 is commercially available for that.

...
You might want to check out the offerings from Areca

Areca Technology Corporation

BTW, I'm running my system on a RAID 0 disk on the ICH10R and works great! Never had a problem because of flashing the BIOS either.
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17 Aug 2009   #30
Antman

 

Also, after two+ years with a 4-port card, I am wishing that I had gone with an 8-port. Moreso, I actually want to setup a 16 disk mirrored RAID6.

To be honest, I think I would prefer to archive all of my video to flash cards. I will have to read up on the shelf-life of unpowered flash and recoverability.
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