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Old 02-09-08, 10:15 AM   #1
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Default 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?
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Default Re: RAID/configuration question

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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.
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Old 02-09-08, 12:44 PM   #3
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It might be worth checking out RAID5 performance for some built in redundancy.
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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?
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No. You don't even need it to be 4GB.
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Old 02-09-08, 02:01 PM   #6
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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.
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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
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I keep mine at 2GB. A 4GB pagefile and 4GB hibernation file is too much.
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Default Re: RAID/configuration question

is there any harm in having too much? is there like a point of diminishing returns or what?
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redundency is for pussies or those who use there computer for work.


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

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if you have a case with bad acoustic dampening.

I never hear a peep out of my drives. Well maybe a little peep.
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redundency is for pussies or those who use there computer for work.
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