Closer Look & Test Setup:
The Consus D series employed Oxford OXUF924DSB
for USB/Firewire chip and SST39VF400A
from SST for software program storage.
As commented by JMke (our editor) that software Raid 0 in USB 2.0 and Firewire would not benefit much of a speed increase. Let's find out if he speaks the "truth" :)
Windows XP Test Setup
|Case and Cooling ||Sonata II:|
- 120 mm exhaust
|CPU ||AMD Opteron 165 @2.82 Ghz, 1.40vcore|
|Motherboard ||DFI LanParty UT Ultra D (2x40mm fan added over PWM)|
|Memory ||GSKill PC4400 4x512Mb|
|Other ||DVD R/W7900GSWD 250GB SATA HDDAMD Stock Heatsink FanXP Pro SP2 + latest updates|
I am using two Seagate 500GB HDDs supplied by Geeks Computer Parts
.Test Methodology and Results:Files read/write I use 10.7 GB Assortment (11671 files 653 folders)
DVD read/write I use "Shooter & Taking Lives" 13.2 GB
USB 2.0 Read/Write
I am not going to list the read/write performance using Firewire, because they are identical with very minimal difference of a few seconds.
HD Tach - Raid 0 2x500GB
HD Tach - Single Drive 500GB
There is no gain in using Raid 0; in fact, it shows a slight gain in using single drive on average read speed of 36.1MB/s versus 35.8MB/s in favor of single HDD.