Sil3112A or ICH5/R: Which superior for Sata Raid 0?


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Dave H.

New build with an Epox 4PDA2+ and 2 - 36 gig Raptors for RAID 0 system
drive. Which controller is superior? Using the Silicon image has the
advantage of leaving the Intel pri and sec IDE channels free for
conventional use (I think), but I understand it may consume more PCI
bandwidth. This is only a general purpose home machine so that may not
be an issue.

Brand new to RAID and SATA. Thanks,
Dave
 
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Eric Gisin

You can use all four ICH5 channels, just not in DOS. Using the ICH5 is the
only way to avoid the 100MB/s PCI bottleneck.
 
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Eric Gisin

Folkert Rienstra said:
Oh?! Why is that?

Are devices on all channels available through Int13?

I keep confusing the two channel compatibity mode with other limitations.
 
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Wayne Youngman

New build with an Epox 4PDA2+ and 2 - 36 gig Raptors for RAID 0 system
drive. Which controller is superior?


Hi,
The Intel ICH5-R is better than the Silicon image. Stick your 2 Raptors on
the Intel raid-0 and you will be laughing.
 
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Dave H.

Hi,
The Intel ICH5-R is better than the Silicon image. Stick your 2 Raptors on
the Intel raid-0 and you will be laughing.

Thanks Eric and Wayne for your input.
Dave
 

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