The RAIDon HyBrid RunneR Review

As SSD technology continues to radically change the storage landscape, hybrid devices of many varieties are popping up left and right. Today, we are going to look at a device called the RAIDon HyBrid RunneR which is a blend of both HDD, and SSD. Primarily aimed at the user-on-the-go, the RunneR is a very interesting device that allows for data …

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RAIDon HyBrid RunneR: Installation

As we can see, installation is just as simple as any CD-ROM device; simply slide it into your drive bay and then tighten it into position. It is then as simple as installing a SATA data cable and then connecting power to the device. The device fits snugly and perfectly into a standard 5.25 inch drive bay. Now, I know …

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RAIDon HyBrid RunneR: Configuration

Once the device is physically installed into the computer, the next task is to setup the program that allows us to control and configure the RunneR, the HyBrid GUI (Graphical User Interface) The user can install an operating oystem directly to the drive at this time if it will be used as a boot drive.  Power up the device and …

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RAIDon HyBrid RunneR: ATTO

Once configured and setup, one thing we did notice was that the device is not NCQ compatible. This results in some abnormally low random access high QD results. In order to provide an accurate representation of the performance of the device we compiled results from two setups with the device itself. The first result will be performance with the HDD …

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RAIDon HyBrid RunneR: IOmeter & WIN7 WEI

IOmeter 2008 We ran some IOmeter configurations to test several access patterns on the device. Again, we are looking to compare the differences of the different setups. The Sequential 64mb test is to measure the overall speed with large files, and the 32mb test is to test with medium file sets. As you can see the SSD Alone still shows …

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RAIDon HyBrid RunneR: Real World Testing

Real World Usage There is a bit of confusing data here. The device benchmarks, so far, show extremely great gains when compared to a HDD used alone. The acceleration over the typical HDD is quite impressive yet it still lacks behind the performance if you were to use the SSD alone. Occasioonally synthetic benchmarks can be a bit misleading. The …

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RAIDon HyBrid RunneR: OS Load Times and Final Thoughts

Operating System Load Times Once again we are going to see the performance of real world usage except this time in regards to the amount of time it takes to load the operating system (Win7) using the three different scenarios. The lower time of loading is best. The SSD Alone only slightly outperforms the SSD/HDD combo inside of the HyBrid …

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GT Omega Racing Simulator Review @ Tweak Town

I think everyone reading this already has a passion for motorsports. We all have interesting stories about adventures on and off the track and dreams that most likely will never be fulfilled. I spent a large part of my childhood at dirt tracks in the Midwest; places like Kokomo Speedway and Eldora.The highlight each year, though, was the Indy 500. …

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ASUS M5A99X EVO (AMD 990X) Motherboard Review @ Tweak Town

At the end of last month during Computex we saw the AMD 990FX chipset launch which brought with it some strong features. One of the more appealing ones was that it supports the new Bulldozer CPUs that are due out later this year. Because AMD aren’t changing the socket, though, for the first generation of Bulldozer we can have boards …

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OCZ Agility 3 SSD Tests @ Benchmark Reviews

It might not seem like SSDs have been around very long, but OCZ has been a pioneer in the technology for almost four years already.They’ve traditionally offered several different options for performance enthusiasts, from economic yet responsive storage to premium high-speed enthusiast solid state drive solutions.While their Vertex series deliver the fastest SSD’s available, the more affordable Agility family accommodates …

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