dslreports logo
site
 
    All Forums Hot Topics Gallery
spc

spacer




how-to block ads


Search Topic:
uniqs
3
share rss forum feed


Krisnatharok
Caveat Emptor
Premium
join:2009-02-11
Earth Orbit
kudos:12
reply to Octavean

Re: SSD Raid 0 Array 4x240GB Setup Test Run

what is the max throughput for the SATA controller overall on the motherboard? Each port can theoretically do 6.0 Gbps, but how much total can the mobo support?

Cool project--makes me tempted to send my next SSD to you first so we could do a 4x current gen SSD test for the lols.
--
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.


Octavean
Premium,MVM
join:2001-03-31
New York, NY
kudos:1

1 edit
The Asus P9X79 Deluxe LGA2011 / X79 motherboard has the following ports:

2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s (Intel X79)
4 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s (Intel X79)
2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s (Marvell 9128)
2 x Power eSATA 6.0 Gb/s (ASMedia ASM1061)

In this case I am only using the 4 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s (Intel X79) ports. Initially I thought that only the SATA 3.0 ports would be configurable in a RAID array but during setup I came to realize that all 6 of the Intel ports were configurable in the array.

ASUS P9X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $379.99
ASUS P9X79 Deluxe Intel LGA 2011 Review

Its my understanding that Haswell will have motherboards with 6 Intel SATA 6G ports off the Z87 chipset as well as some of the other lower-end Intel chipsets for Haswell. Possibly there will be TRIM support in a RAID 0 array as well. The X79 chipset has yet to receive that support but presumably its forthcoming.

said by Mike:

which bios are you running?

UEFI BIOS version 1103

There have been five UEFI / BIOS releases for the Asus P9X79 Deluxe since 1103:

(2012.12.07) BIOS 3203
(2012.10.16) BIOS 3009
(2012.08.14) BIOS 2104
(2012.07.30) BIOS 2002
(2012.06.13) BIOS 1203


Mike
Premium,Mod
join:2000-09-17
Pittsburgh, PA
kudos:1
I was going to mention with asus the lower #'d bios usually suck eggs.

Maybe your stability problems can be fixed by 3203


Octavean
Premium,MVM
join:2001-03-31
New York, NY
kudos:1
Thanks Mike. You very well may be right.

Since I have purchased the new 500GB Samsung 840 SSD I've been eager to test it out which is another reason I want to break the quasi 1TB SSD RAID 0 array. I'd also like to retest the individual SSD units that make up the array.