I recently installed an Areca 1882ix-12 card in my computer, and now it's slower than ever. Do I have a setting wrong? Specifically it seems to be eating up all my RAM which was never a problem before.
Asus Sabertooth X58 mobo
24GB DDR3 RAM
Nvidia Quadro 4000 GPU
Intel i7 990X CPU
Before the new RAID card I was running two 300GB Velociraptors in RAID 0 (mobo RAID) as my "everything" drive. I had the OS, programs, files, renders, everything. I learned on this forum that that is a terrible set-up, but it performed well and never gave me any problems.
Then I got the new Areca card, now I'm running a single WD Caviar Black drive as my C:, two 300GB Velociraptors in RAID 0 as my media drive, and two 450GB Velociraptors in RAID 0 as my render drive (don't freak out, I regularly back everything up to a RAID 1 NAS).
Since the upgrade, my programs freeze up and crash far more frequently, and and I constantly get warnings that my computer is low on memory. This never happened before.
Since you used to have a single volume for 'everything', did you change any Windows settings in the new installation? Things like:
and in PR did you change the media cache and preview location to one of the raids.