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RAID Performance w/ four Patriot Warp 2 SSDs - Up to 660MB/s - Final Thoughts

We have the ultimate in speedy storage set up and share out some of the immensely gratifying performance figures it's capable of.

By: | RAID in Storage | Posted: Jan 19, 2009 5:00 am

Final Thoughts


After a bunch of exhaustive testing, we were left extremely impressed with the results from this SSD setup.


Under a RAID 0 level array, we managed to hit a maximum read speed of 660MB/s and even still, the average was only a little behind at a staggeringly awesome 652MB/s. There were a few issues with the minimum write speed in both RAID 5 and RAID 6 arrays and we're not entirely sure if that is normal or not, but the results were consistent.


RAID Performance with four Patriot Warp 2 SSDs - Up to 660MB/s


One thing we did want to make note of is the fact that in our write tests, just about every RAID array configuration had a sudden drop in write speed at about the 22% mark. You'll see what we mean by looking above at one of the screenshots we took of a RAID 0 array. Now, it doesn't matter if we enable write caching or not, the same anomaly occurs. (If anybody has any ideas - please do let us know!)


Besides that, though, the results speak for themselves. And things will only get better as the development of Windows 7 improves. If you have some cash to spare and want an ultra high-end storage setup, you now know what to buy.


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