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Why no motherboard RAID?

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Do onboard RAID controllers of today's chipsets (e.g. Intel Matrix et. al.) really mean performance loss when using them e.g with 3 HDDs in RAID 0 under FSX?Andreas

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Do onboard RAID controllers of today's chipsets (e.g. Intel Matrix et. al.) really mean performance loss when using them e.g with 3 HDDs in RAID 0 under FSX?Andreas
I think they use more CPU than a quality raid card with its own dedicated processor?

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Do onboard RAID controllers of today's chipsets (e.g. Intel Matrix et. al.) really mean performance loss when using them e.g with 3 HDDs in RAID 0 under FSX?Andreas
Yes. .see link above posted by VicAlso, if the STRIPE or BLOCK size is not set to 256K or larger with FSX the system is spending more time calling file chunks than it ever would on a single drive and every one of those eats CPURAID0 is useless to FSX unless its on a hardware card.. and even then, a single WD Velociraptor will match or outperform RAID. The bottom line is RAID and FSX do not mix

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