which to use? Promise controller OR Southbridge controller? Aleady up and running.
Posted on 2005-04-09
I have an asus p4p800e deluxe mobo with Intel 3.0GHz cpu and 2 Maxtor 200GB S-ATA HD's. I am so confused on which one to use. :(
There are 2 sets of SATA plugs (SATA1,SATA2) (SATA_RAID1,SATA_RAID2). I am already using the Promise Controller hooked up to the 2 SATA_RAID connectors running WinXP SP1 then updated to SP2, everything thing is running o.k. as far as I can tell.
What difference is there (if any) between the two, who is "better" or "faster"? Can I switch the connectors?, and if so what would I have to do so I don't lose my loaded OS?
A local shop in town told me that the southbridge chipset raid is different than the Promise raid and he recommended I set up under the Promise setup so I can stripe the hd's for performance reasons as I have done. Doesn't the Southbridge have the same capability??
Can anybody give me a little more clarity on this subject???
Right now I am leaving it alone, it is working (if it ain't broke, don't fix it)
The rest of my rig as follows: 2GB Kingston ddr400 pc3200 ram, Sony dvd burner (dru-720a), Sony dvd-rom 16x, Sony cd-burner (52x/32x/52x), Sony cd-rom 40x/52x, BFG GeForce 5700 OC (not LE OC version, I have the faster core clock speed of 465MHz), am using OB sound and ethernet. Other than that, what a SWEET rig!