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

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    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)
     
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  3. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    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.