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Putting SATA 3.0 to Work with Areca ARC-1880i and Crucial C300 256GB SSDs - Benchmarks - CrystalDiskMark

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



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CrystalDiskMark is a disk benchmark software.


Key Features:-


* Sequential reads/writes
* Random 4KB/512KB reads/writes
* Text copy
* Change dialog design
* internationalization (i18n)


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CDM shows the SATA 3.0 C300 drives in RAID 0 hits over 1300MB/s on the read for the first time. Does anything more really need to be said?


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In the write department, the C300 setup loves CDM to bits in every way and shows around a three times speed improvement over the SATA 2.0 SSD setup.


What is really amazing here and something to take note of is the 4K write speed on the C300 setup - 115MB/s!


4K is important because this file size range is used for a lot of OS related programs and tasks and results in an almost instant access to a lot of programs and so forth. The C300 setup "feels" much quicker and snappier than the X25-E setup in Windows and if I had to put a number on it, I'd say it is two to three times faster in that sense. My previous X25-E RAID 0 setup was already very fast, but the C300 takes it to yet a new and improved level.


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