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Putting SATA 3.0 to Work with Areca ARC-1880i and Crucial C300 256GB SSDs - Benchmarks - Everest Random Access Time

We love uber impressive performance. We love pushing standards. Today we do that by putting SATA3 to the test with four Crucial C300 256GB SSDs and an Areca ARC-1880i controller. Rock on! (NASDAQ:MU)

| RAID in Storage | Posted: Nov 19, 2010 12:03 pm

Everest Random Access Time


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Everest Ultimate and Corporate Edition offer several different benchmarks for testing and optimizing your system or network. The Random Access test is one of very few if not only that will measure hard drives random access times in hundredths of milliseconds as oppose to tens of milliseconds.


Drives with only one or two tests displayed in write the write test mean that they have failed the test and their Maximum and possibly their Average Scores were very high after the cached fills. This usually happens only with controllers manufactured by JMicron.


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Now we get our first look at some read access times. What is strange is that the X25-E setup saw an almost flawless read access of 0.10ms and the test completed quicker than usual. Chris Ramseyer, our storage guru, told me it is probably due to the fact that the X25-E drives managed to use the controller cache somehow.


Anyway, we can see that the C300 drives offer an impressive read access average of 0.14ms.


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Here when testing write access we see the same issue as above with the caching, but it is more apparent. On the C300 drive setup, we see an average of a super quick 0.04ms.


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