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Toshiba MK01GRRB/R 2.5-inch 6Gb/s SAS 15K RPM Enterprise RAID Report - Fileserver and Emailserver

Toshiba MK01GRRB/R 2.5-inch 6Gb/s SAS 15K RPM Enterprise RAID Report

The Toshiba MK01GRRB/R 2.5-inch 6Gb/s SAS 15K hard drives provide excellent performance in tandem with a small footprint, reduced power consumption and reliability. Today we test RAID performance and scaling of these small HDDs that pack a big punch.

| RAID/HBA in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Mar 15, 2013 1:49 pm

Fileserver

 

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The File Server profile represents typical file server workloads. This profile tests a wide variety of different file sizes simultaneously, with an 80% read and 20% write distribution.

 

8 drives averages 3,200 IOPS at QD256, 5 drives provide 2,150 IOPS and 3 drives weigh in at 1,430 IOPS.

 

 

Emailserver

 

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The Emailserver profile is very demanding 8K test with a 50% read and 50% write distribution. This application is indicative of the performance of the solution in heavy write workloads.

 

This heavy mixed read/write workload exhibits the more variability than the other tests. The 8-drive array provides an average of 1,350 IOPS at QD256, the 5-drive array provides 898 IOPS and the 3-drive array provides 713 IOPS.

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