Posts Tagged ‘raid 0’

LSI 9211-8i SAS 2008 8x SSD in RAID 0 Bug and Workaround Found

I have been doing a bit of testing recently with the LSI SAS 2008 based controllers such as the 9211-8i in RAID 0 with various SSDs. Recently I took eight 64GB ADATA S599 Sandforce based SSDs and placed them in RAID 0 on the LS...


Intel ICH10R: 660MB/s SATA Limit Fact or Fiction?

One recent contact form question was regarding the alleged 660MB/s limitation on the Intel ICH10R chipset (also known as the 82801JR I/O controller), especially in conjunction with X58 based chipsets which currently represent t...



Windows Dynamic Disk RAID 0 versus Intel ICH10R RAID 0 with Intel X25-M G2 80GB

Recently, I updated the benchmark numbers on this site to include an Intel X25-M G2 80GB but alluded to having two drives free. Instead of doing a “standard” X25-M G2 80GB in RAID 0 piece, I decided to look at somet...


Mixing 7,200rpm and 5,400rpm “Green” hard drives in RAID 0

The question of whether or not one can mix 7,200rpm hard drives with 5,400rpm (5,900rpm or other speed) “green” drives in RAID is one that I get asked constantly. My general advice is to not do it. While testing the...



The RAID Reliability Anthology – Part 1 – The Primer

Explaining the reliability of RAID levels 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, 60, and RAID-Z3 in terms of MTTDL and gives a primer on advantages and disadvantages.


Intel X25-V 40GB in RAID 0 on an Intel ICH10R

Intel X25-V 40GB Raid 0 Benchmarks

The Intel X25-V 40GB drive is well known to be one of, if not the best low-cost SSD on the market at the moment. The SSD is basically an Intel X25 G2 drive with TRIM support except with half the NAND flash memory and using on...



OCZ Agility 2 120GB SSD featuring the SandForce SF-1200 Controller

OCZ Agility 2 120GB SandForce SSD Review

OCZ’s Agility 2 120GB is a new generation of drive based on the SandForce SF-1200 controller. Unlike the OCZ Vertex LE and OCZ Vertex 2 drives, the Agility 2′s SandForce controller has an IOP limit artificially limi...


Patriot PS-100 Benchmark Update New Firmware v3.000

The Patriot PS-100 32GB continues to be a very low cost SSD after rebates. I purchased two of the drives early on and did both single drive and raid 0 benchmarks. After that I did PS-100 firmware 2.008 benchmarks. Recently, Pat...



Add 2TB+ GPT Disk/Volume to Windows Home Server v2 VAIL

Windows Home Server v1 (WHS) was limited to using 2TB Master Boot Record (MBR) partitions in its storage pool, but the public preview of Windows Home Server V2 codename VAIL is not. This guide will show one how to use GPT Rai...


WHS Drive Extender v2 Dissected at Anandtech

A quick browse of Anandtech.com shows a nice dissection of WHS Drive Extender v2. The review goes into changes from Drive Extender v1, the way NTFS and the storage pool interact, 1GB file chunks distributed across hard drives ...