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Seagate Constellation.2 1TB 2.5-inch SAS RAID Report - Benchmarks - Passmark

The Constellation.2 is back, this time with a SAS interface and three drives for a full on RAID Report. (NASDAQ:STX)

| RAID in Storage | Posted: Jan 24, 2011 6:32 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Seagate

Passmark Advanced Multi-User Tests

 

Version and / or Patch Used:6.1
Developer Homepage:http://www.passmark.com
Test Homepage:http://www.passmark.com

 


 

Many users complain that I/O Meter is too complicated of a benchmark to replicate results so my quest to find an alternative was started. Passmark has added several multi-user tests that measure a hard drives ability to operate in a multi-user environment.

 

 

The tests use different settings to mimic basic multi-user operations as they would play out on your server. Variances is read / write percentage as well as random / sequential reads are common in certain applications, Web Servers read nearly 100% of the time while Database Servers write a small amount of data.

 

The Workstation test is the only single user environment and will be similar to how you use your system at home.

 

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Here we see why RAID arrays are so popular in server environments. Performance increases by a significant margin as drives are added. The database test shows this lesson clearly; we went from a single MB/s to over 140 just by joining the drives with a high quality RAID controller.

 

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