Over the past few months, we have been able to get our hands-on many of Seagate's latest offerings including 5TB and 6TB solutions. Adding these new solutions with our previously reviewed Desktop HDD 4TB, we now have a complete set of 4TB, 5TB and 6TB drives.
With each of these drives now in the lab in pairs, we could find no better time than now to set up a few RAID arrays using the integrated solution on our test platform.
Today, we will explore the performance in RAID 0 for each of these solutions for those of you building storage servers or gaming rigs with intense capacity.
Desktop Test System
Our consumer storage-testing platform consists of a GIGABYTE Z97X UD7 TH Pro with an Intel Core i7-4770 at the heart. Memory consists of a 4 x 4GB configuration of Corsair Dominator Platinum rated at 2800MHz. Samsung 840 Pro SSDs provide storage of the test system.
For this article, we used the Intel onboard RAID option ROM 13.0.0.0275 with RST 13.03. Benchmarks used in the process include IOMeter version 1.1, with the RAID Stripe Size set at 128K.
PRICING: You can find the Seagate Desktop HDDs for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.
United States: The Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB retails for $143.50 at Amazon, and the Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB retails for $299.99 at Amazon.
- Page 1 [Introduction and Test System Setup]
- Page 2 [Benchmarks - 4K Random Performance & Latency]
- Page 3 [Benchmarks - Sequential Performance & Latency]
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