View Full Version : 8500,Miles2,Cheetah

02-12-2001, 12:29 PM
I've just added a Miles2 and 9.2 Cheetah combo to my stock 8500. Took me awhile as I had no idea what I was doing. I just accepted defaults all the way using Softraid 2.2.2.

Being new at playing with disks I now have no idea if I've done it right.

I can see and use the disk just fine, and the ExpressPro Tools software that was mentioned in another forum shows that the Cheetah is going at around 36 MBS.This compares to 3.5 MBS for the original drive.

A 10 fold increase in speed is great, but is it what I should be expecting from a Cheetah attached to the internal Miles2 connector?

Or, is there something else to set.



02-12-2001, 02:33 PM

If that Cheetah is the 10k ST39204LW, then, yes, great performance. I wouldn't touch anything. You said you didn't know what you were doing? I'll take luck over skill any day. Luck means everyting is working good. Skill sometimes mucks (Louie says florfs) things up. k

02-12-2001, 04:01 PM
heck, yeah. For a single drive, 36MB/sec is rockin'.

02-12-2001, 06:33 PM
Thats cool. You should see what two of them striped will do.

02-12-2001, 10:20 PM

Thanks a million for all your help.

I guess all that reading of your advice to others really paid of, even if I didn't understand half of it.

This success was yours.

Naturally--- if it had failed, it would have been USER error.