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HighPoint RocketRAID 2300 PCI-E SATA - Test System Setup and HD Tach

Running out of SATA ports? We look at a PCI-E based 4-port SATA controller from HighPoint and compare to Intel's ICH9R.

By: | RAID/HBA in Storage | Posted: Feb 3, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 82%Manufacturer: HighPoint

Test System


Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad QX6700 @ 3GHz (9x333MHz)


Memory: 2x 1GB DDR3-1600 OCZ XMP (Supplied by OCZ)


Motherboard: ASUS Maximus Extreme (Supplied by ASUS)


Hard Disk: 2x 500GB Western Digital Caviar SE16 (Supplied by Western Digital)


Graphics Card: MSI GeForce 8800GTS 640MB (Supplied by MSI)


Cooling: GIGABYTE 3D Galaxy II (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2


Drivers: Intel INF, Forceware 163.21


Our test system today consists of two hard disks tested in RAID 0 and RAID 1 arrays. Since we don't have any more we can't test RAID 0+1 and RAID 5. However, these two main RAID setups are what you're most likely to use for either speed or redundancy reasons. We compared the results to the ICH9R's RAID setup which has proven to be quite quick in the past.


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