Reply 20 of 35, by ildonaldo
Xmas is closing in - ... and today it's #7
#7: year 2005 build …
My rating: 3,5 from 5 stars
Description: Nothing special about this PC except it is the only one in my collection with HDD raid.
Board: ASUS P5P800 REV. 1.0.1, Socket 775, ATX
CPU: Pentium 4 HT, P4-530 (Prescott), 3,0 GHz, Hyper Threading (with AC Freezer Pro 7 CPU cooler)
RAM: 3GB (2x1GB+2x512MB) DDR 1, PC3200, 200MHz FSB
2D/3D: Palit XpertVision ATI/AMD Radeon X850 XT, 256 MB GDDR3, AGP 8x
Sound: ADI AD1985 SoundMax (Onboard)
HDD: 2x 250 GB Sata HDD, Seagate Barracuda 7200.9, Raid 0
Raidcontroller: Adaptec Serial ATA RAID 1210SA, PCI
ODD: DVD Multidrive, LG GSA-4120B, IDE
ZIP-Drive: Iomega ZIP 250, IDE
Case: InWin IW-C588
PSU: Seasonic SS-380GB, 380 Watt ATX
OS: Windows XP Pro
Games: Doom 3, Far Cry, SH: The Case of the Silver Earring, Return to Mysterious Island
REM: I never had the money nor need to build a PC with HDD raid but for this one I gave it a try.
The effect on the performance is major but it also confronted me with some challenge ...
... I always make a full HDD Image when I am done with the SW installation but my usual tools can't deal with the neccessary raid driver.
But finally, I found a solution that worked with Windows XP+Raid+Boot-CD, but this is another story ...
For my builds it's "no CF-disks, no Floppy emulators, no modern cases etc.", only the real and authentic stuff whenever possible/sensible/affordable.