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RAID 0 with 2 different HDDs - Advice needed :)

Discussion in 'Storage' started by ...PACMAN..., Jan 5, 2013.

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    :) For shits and giggles I thought I would get a RAID 0 going with my WD 640 Black and my WD 500 Blue via the M5A99X Evo Mobo. This is to serve me as my OS gaming disk setup with a Seagate 500 for any storage purposes(pictures etc)

    Here are the results -

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    A nice little improvement over one drive but I was wondering if there is any way I can get the CPU usage down on it and any other tweaks I can do. CPU is currently at 4.6GHz and CPUNB is at 2000 currently. Any other drivers I could install that may offer improvements and any windows tweaks which would benefit?

    This is all for performance and I'm not worried about loss of data as it doesn't hold anything valuable.

    Thanks :)
     
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    That's a software raid it will use up cpu cycles.

    Only a real dedicated hardware raid card will use less to no cpu cycles.
     
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    hmm, with just a normal setup and single drives it still shows cpu usage to be 2.4 %. Why so high? Is it because of the crappy CPU?
     
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    It's not because of your cpu, it's just how it is and always been.
     
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    Ok, good to know. I'm still quite new to PCs :)
     
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