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Promise SuperTrak EX STEX8650 8-port SAS - Test System Setup and HD Tach

By: Cameron Johnson | RAID/HBA in Storage | Posted: Feb 5, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Promise

Test System


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


Motherboard: ASUS Maximus Extrmee (Supplied by ASUS)


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


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


Today's test system is identical to the one we recently used to test the Highpoint controller, which we have also thrown in for good measure as a desktop version along with the ICH9R SATA RAID and of course the Promise Controller.


We did both RAID 0 and RAID 1 tests to see just what we got out of each setup.


HD Tach


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