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Old 03-31-2010, 08:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently took the SSD out of my gaming rig to put it in my laptop. I replaced the SSD with 2 WD caviar black 500GB HDD's in a RAID 0 array. My question is, one caviar black scores a 5.9 on the windows experience index, and RAID 0 increases drive performance, so why is my HDD score still 5.9 even in RAID 0? It's a fresh installation of windows 7 professional, with all updates. Any insight, advice, or ideas would be greatly appreciated.



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Common problem, I've got two raptors in RAID0 and I also get 5.9

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Old 03-31-2010, 09:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ran a HD Tune benchmark and the average transfer rate on the RAID 0 array was 158.3. The only test results I could find after a quick search was a caviar black 640 with an average around 95. The benchmark is showing that it's obviously faster. I wonder why windows doesn't think so.
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maybe it's only testing the speed at the controller, not after the two data streams have combined...if that makes sense.
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It's probably just Windows scoring you incorrectly, it's not exactly known for being an accurate benchmark.

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