SK8V: Choose Promise or VIA SATA Raid connection ?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Raptor, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. Raptor

    Raptor Guest

    Wondered if Asus SK8V board gives me the best performance on 2 SATA discs
    Raid connected to the VIA standard controller or to the Promise ?

    Have tried both, installed same XP, drivers etc. and tried to time copying
    of files on both controllers. Same timed result, 37 sec.

    Difference: VIA stripe Raid 0 with 64kb, Promise stripe Raid 0 with 128kb.
    Via doesn't suppoert 128kb stripe, only 64 as max.

    Which connection to choose for my permanent hookup ?

    If by email: remove "spam." from address.

    Raptor, Feb 29, 2004
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    Ben Pope Guest

    The only way to tell is to actually benchmark your system.

    Bear in mind that the optimal setting depends a lot on what is on the
    partition, and more importantly, the sizes of the files on the partition
    that you wish to optimise transfers for.

    You'll need to bench both controllers with varying cluster sizes to
    determine the best for your intended requirements.

    Ben Pope, Feb 29, 2004
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