NCQ worth it?

Discussion in 'Benchmarks & Performance' started by canadian_divx, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    ok need some opinions on this.

    i have hte ability to move to a raid of 2 seagate SATA 2 drives that are NCQ and right now i am running a raid of 2 normal sata 1 drives NON NCQ.

    is it worth the upgrade for speed? is it noticable in the stripe?
  2. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

    Buenos Aires
    you may see improvements from ncq and sata2's wider bus but i don't think it would be worth the cost if your current drives work ok (speed/size wise)
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2007
  3. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

    California, USA
    From what I have seen in benchmarks I actually think NCQ itself hurts raw performance. In a multiuser environment it helps with IO's per second but in raw MB/s in a single user environment I think the non NCQ drives are better. I could be wrong though, this is just what I think I remember.