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Offline Brahim

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Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
« on: August 22, 2013, 03:09:02 pm »
Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
One thing that has not been discussed is the effect of NCQ in Transparent RAID.
It has not been discussed much as it is rather obvious.

Properly enabling NCQ on your disks will boost your Transparent RAID experience.

The first requirement to enabling NCQ is setting your SATA ports to AHCI mode in your bios.
On most Intel based motherboards, simply setting the ports to AHCI mode will enable NCQ if the drives support NCQ.
The same is true for newer AMD based motherboards.
However, some AMD boards including older ones require NCQ to be enabled separately.

One good way to check on AMD boards is to run AMD RaidXpert, selecting a drive, and then looking at its settings tab (as shown here).

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Re: Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2013, 08:40:42 pm »
Thanks for the reminder about that. I haven't installed and taken a look at AMD RAIDxpert in a long while.

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Re: Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2013, 03:52:01 am »
Good morning.
Anyone knows if a IBM M1015 converted to a LSI9211-IT needs any tweaking for  NCQ use?
Thank you

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Re: Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2013, 10:59:59 am »
No it doesn't. It supports it AFAIK.
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Re: Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2013, 09:06:08 am »
Thank you!