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    Is my raid setup working right?

    I've used Sandra2000 to benchmark my raid setup (2x10G Maxtor 7200 ata66). I get a drive index of about 15000. I don't get anything like this difference: http://www.ocmax.com/Articles/Copper...tmai_page4.htm . Is it not setup correctly? It says I have a Raid 2+0 setup and I have 20G showing as my capacity. It also doesn't say "Raid" before the drive letter like the link does. WTF?

    [This message has been edited by zodder (edited 05-31-2000).]
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    hm, i dunno about the drive index, but raid2 is probably just the drive name the tester gave his raid drive.. i am unable to get stupid sandra to work on my windows2000 system though, it keeps halting at the splash screen using 100 cpu, anyone have this problem? as soon as i get it working i'll give you my sandra disk scores...
    specs:
    Dual Celly 533
    Abit BP6
    512MB RAM
    Asus v6800 DDR Pure 64MB
    2 * 40gig maxtors in RAID
    2 * 15gig maxtors in RAID
    1 * 20gig maxtor

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    Looking at it now, that must be what he labeled his drive! LOL!!

    I created 2 partitions on my raid, could that be slowing it down? My raid setup benches at 14867 while the 27G udma66 reference drive benches at 13000. Something has to be wrong.


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    hm, are you using proper ata/66 cables for both drives? are both drives on different channels?... dunno if that makes a difference but it might, try enabling dma in the properties in device manager..
    specs:
    Dual Celly 533
    Abit BP6
    512MB RAM
    Asus v6800 DDR Pure 64MB
    2 * 40gig maxtors in RAID
    2 * 15gig maxtors in RAID
    1 * 20gig maxtor

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    I don't think it's the partition. Before I had 40 Gig and about 8 partition. I think Chuck or Ford had similar numbers, but I forgot which HD they were using. Me and Laoche both use IBM 20 gig 7200 and Promise hack RAID and we both get around 25000 (Sandra 99).

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    I've been on vacation for the last week, so I'm bumping this up to the top. Need some help here, people.
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    I feel your pain...

    I have a modified Promise Rev A6 in the RAID 0 (2-drive) striped configuration, but am only getting SiSoft Sandra benchmarks in the 15000 range; I was expecting results in the range of 24000.

    I have 2 Seagate 20.4GB, 7200 RPM drives (ST320430A); each are jumpered as master, and are connected on the separate IDE channels of the Promise Card. IDE PCI Bus Mastering is disabled in the Motherboard BIOS (per the Promise web site). The Promise card is recognizing both drives in UDMA mode 4. Also, I've installed the latest drivers and bios for the FastTrak:

    Driver version 1.30 build 25
    Bios version 1.30 build 12

    Here are the rest of the components in my system:

    Supermicro P6DBE motherboard
    128MB PC100 RAM
    Dual Celeron 500
    2 x Seagate 20.4 GB / 7200rpm HDs
    (model S320430A)
    SB Live Soundcard
    Netgear FA310TX NIC
    Plextor 8/4/32 ATAPI CD_RW
    3dFX Voodoo 3/2000 AGP vid card

    I am benchmarking under WindowsME. I have yet to benchmark under Win98SE and/or Win2K pro. If the numbers change with the different OS', I'll post these.


    Can anyone else post their SiSoft benchmark results with the A6 card?

    thanks


    ...roy

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