|Originally posted by amnnelson
Can anyone tell me how must faster this setup would actually be? I'm thinking of buying an 8887-V so I can set something like this up, but if I'm not going to notice that big of a difference I might go another route.
I have almost this exact setup...
10GB C: OS partition (drive 0)
10GB C:\applications\ Dynamic Disk (drive 1)
100GB D:\ software RAID of remaining 50GB of each drive...I have noticed almost NO improved performance (I load all the games on D:, as well as my scratch disks). I'm close to re-formatting and re-setting up this rig to just C:, D:, and E: (10, 50, 60) and be done with it.
Not real impressed with MS's dynamic disk thing. I mostly did it just for braggin rights (yeah, my laptop is RAIDed...) lol, yeah, that's real braggin' there.
I did test the disks through NERO's disk-test thing and the RAID-0 drive did score VERY CLOSE to TWICE the score that the non-RAIDED disk did... so there WAS a performance gain, it just didn't really feel like it. This morning I disabled HT and deleted all the dynamic disk (RAID) stuff and re-installed (to further explore the 802.11g miniPCI card issue I'm having).