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Seagate 600 SSD 240GB RAID Report - Benchmarks - Sequential Performance

Seagate 600 SSD 240GB RAID Report

It's been quite a long time since we're published a RAID report. Today is Seagate's big day with four product categories emerging from under the covers. We ended up with a pair for 600 SSD 240GB drives so it was a perfect opportunity to try them in RAID 0. (NASDAQ:STX)

| RAID in Storage | Posted: May 7, 2013 12:10 pm

HD Tune Pro

 

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Product Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com

 

HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:

 

Benchmark: measures the performance

Info: shows detailed information

Health: checks the health status by using SMART

Error Scan: scans the surface for errors

Temperature display

 

HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has gained popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.

 

 

Sequential Read

 

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16KB Stripe (Left) / 64KB Stripe (Right)

 

Anytime we break 1000MB/s, it's a special day. RAID offers performance that you just can't get with a single consumer SSD at this time. Intel's built-in RAID on the PCH gives us two SATA III ports to link two drives together and with newer chipsets and drivers, TRIM even works.

 

Sequential Write

 

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16KB Stripe (Left) / 64KB Stripe (Right)

 

The maximum write performance in RAID 0 with both stripe sizes is around the same, 630MB/s. Surprisingly, the 16KB stripe size delivered a higher average and minimum sequential write speed. Intel's default stripe size is 16KB and most RAID product manufacturers set the default to the highest performing general use setting.

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