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Intel h97 raid1 halves drive performance

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apparently this is common to intel chipsets other than perhaps the 2011 sockets





This is with windows software raid for which i had to upgrade to win7 pro


Put this system together for gramps lightroom\photoshop



1 Intel Core i5 4590 $239.00
1 ASUS H97M-PLUS Motherboard $129.00
1 G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-1600C9D-16GXM 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 $205.00
1 Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB SSD $219.00
2 Toshiba MD04ACA500 5TB 7200RPM $518.00
1 Pioneer BDR-209DBKS Black 16x Blu-Ray Writer $85.00
1 Seasonic G Series 360W PSU $79.00
1 Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 Anthracite Case $79.00
1 Phobya Multi 4x SATA3 Cable Single Sleeve $12.00
1 Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury FPS Gaming Mouse $49.00
1 Logitech G240 Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad $16.00
1 Ducky DK2108S Shine Zero Mech Keyboard Blue LED Cherry Red $109.00
Power use
Its currently idling at 27.13-28.5w with two hdd unplugged
With both hdd plugged in idle is 42.5w idle with hdd asleep is 31w
max spike so far has been 97.1w
Standby=0.85w without hdd 2.66w with them
off at psu=0.04w

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guess we find out when he gets it tomorrow

gran has had a 2600k for a few years now so its time he got with the times and upgraded from his $200 core 2 dell system which i think the ocz ssd i put in may have died


i was originally talking about getting him a nuc but decided on a option with better storage capability

must say i was rather surprised at the size of the case its huge

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Its still a worthwhile sacrifice for a data drive and some redundancy :)


I wonder if a 'software raid' card would fix that? like one fo those $5 2 port SATA cards.

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