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hokeyplyr48 02-09-08 11:15 AM

RAID/configuration question
 
I have 3 150gb Raptors and I'm looking for the setup that will give me the best performance.

theres a couple options:
raid 0 all three
raid 0 two and put OS/program files/users and pagefile on another raptor
(but would i need a big pagefile since i have 4gb?)
1 raptor for os and put program files/users on the other two raptors in raid 0

there's a bunch of combinations and I'm not sure what to do. any ideas for the best performance?

Wolfhound 02-09-08 01:41 PM

Re: RAID/configuration question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hokeyplyr48
I have 3 150gb Raptors and I'm looking for the setup that will give me the best performance.

theres a couple options:
raid 0 all three
raid 0 two and put OS/program files/users and pagefile on another raptor
(but would i need a big pagefile since i have 4gb?)
1 raptor for os and put program files/users on the other two raptors in raid 0

there's a bunch of combinations and I'm not sure what to do. any ideas for the best performance?

I use this config if I were you, put two raptors on raid0, here goes system and programs, use other raptor to page file (I have 4 gigs and a pagefile of 4 Gigs exactly) and user files.

stncttr908 02-09-08 01:44 PM

Re: RAID/configuration question
 
It might be worth checking out RAID5 performance for some built in redundancy.

hokeyplyr48 02-09-08 02:39 PM

Re: RAID/configuration question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wolfhound
I use this config if I were you, put two raptors on raid0, here goes system and programs, use other raptor to page file (I have 4 gigs and a pagefile of 4 Gigs exactly) and user files.

i think i'll give this a try. would there be a benefit to making the pagefile any bigger than 4 gigs?

stncttr908 02-09-08 02:55 PM

Re: RAID/configuration question
 
No. You don't even need it to be 4GB.

Roliath 02-09-08 03:01 PM

Re: RAID/configuration question
 
In my experience (across hundeds of Servers) I'd say buy another Raptor and run them in Raid10.
If this isn't possible, you could always go Raid 5 however I was not too impressed with Raptors in a Raid 5 vs Raid 10 (on at least 6 different raid cards).
I could go into more detail if you would like, PM me.

Wolfhound 02-11-08 03:57 AM

Re: RAID/configuration question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hokeyplyr48
i think i'll give this a try. would there be a benefit to making the pagefile any bigger than 4 gigs?


No 4 Gigs is more than enough

stncttr908 02-11-08 11:51 AM

Re: RAID/configuration question
 
I keep mine at 2GB. A 4GB pagefile and 4GB hibernation file is too much. :D

hokeyplyr48 02-11-08 04:47 PM

Re: RAID/configuration question
 
is there any harm in having too much? is there like a point of diminishing returns or what?

Armed_Baboon 02-11-08 06:38 PM

Re: RAID/configuration question
 
redundency is for pussies or those who use there computer for work.


surely all 3 in raid 0 for 3x the performance.

it'll be loud though.

XDanger 02-11-08 08:14 PM

Re: RAID/configuration question
 
if you have a case with bad acoustic dampening.

I never hear a peep out of my drives. Well maybe a little peep.

stncttr908 02-11-08 08:15 PM

Re: RAID/configuration question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Armed_Baboon
redundency is for pussies or those who use there computer for work.

:wtf:


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