promise or highpoint

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gethinc
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Joined: Sep 3 1999

Thanks to everyone who cleared up the bored of boards issue. It raised another query: which is faster: promise or highpoint raid controllers. I've been reading about toasterNT which requires 80-100 (sustained)mb per second out of a raid. Will I get that out of either of these ide raids?

Geth

Bomag
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Joined: Aug 15 2000

Nope.

With 2 60GB GXPs on a HPT 370 I get 74mb/s peak, 60mb/s sustained. Even with three/four disks it is unlikely to sustain 80mb/s as the ATA100 bus will be a limitation (100mb/s is only the theoretical maximum limit).

You will need a SCSI Raid.