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  • What is the current highest disk performance chipset?

    Hi there,

    I am looking into converting my hard disk storage to Linux RAID and would like to upgrade my motherboard, but I wanted to ask phoronix users what is the current overall best chipset for high disk performance and Linux. I am currently running an AMD AM2 nforce4 motherboard and the performance is moderate.

    Here are some PTS results:





    Here is a quick hadparm -Tt test:
    Code:
    /dev/sda:
     Timing cached reads:   2418 MB in  2.00 seconds = 1210.55 MB/sec
     Timing buffered disk reads:  228 MB in  3.03 seconds =  75.34 MB/sec
    Thanks for any advice.

    Sincerely,
    sirus

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    Originally posted by sirus View Post
    Hi there,

    I am looking into converting my hard disk storage to Linux RAID and would like to upgrade my motherboard, but I wanted to ask phoronix users what is the current overall best chipset for high disk performance and Linux. I am currently running an AMD AM2 nforce4 motherboard and the performance is moderate.

    Here are some PTS results:





    Here is a quick hadparm -Tt test:
    Code:
    /dev/sda:
     Timing cached reads:   2418 MB in  2.00 seconds = 1210.55 MB/sec
     Timing buffered disk reads:  228 MB in  3.03 seconds =  75.34 MB/sec
    Thanks for any advice.

    Sincerely,
    sirus

    If you can afford it go with a hardware raid solution and a raid 10, look into the Areca or 3ware cards. I have a 3ware 9550sxu 8 port with 8 500GB 7200 drives in a raid 10 (and it is mind numbingly fast). Fakeraid will suffer greatly on IO performance when your system is under heavy load.

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