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Samsung 2.5" 32GB SSD (Four in RAID 0) - Benchmarks - Real World Applications

Samsung help drive down the severely inflated cost of SSDs. Chris looks at one of its cheapest 2.5" 32GB models today. (KRX:005930)

| RAID in Storage | Posted: Jun 30, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 85%      Manufacturer: Samsung

WinRAR

 

Millions of computer enthusiasts all over the world use WinRAR, it is pretty popular with Joe Sixpack also.

 

Recently we changed the protocol for the WinRAR test to get around processor limitations. By using the Store Compression Method, we eased the demands on the processor and left it to the hard disks to prove their performance.

 

The tests files were also changed. The Vista and XP Tests take a folder on the drive or array being tested with the retail Vista DVD or Windows XP CD data and compresses it into a single file on the same disk or array. The 1.44 tests compress the original folder into separate 1.44 MB files. For Vista this comes out to over 3000 files. The files will later be used for transfer tests.

 

 

Everything here is perfect, just as you would expect. RAID 5 has a difficult time with the 50% read / write split and the small 1.44 MB files, but as stated previously, if you are using drives like this then go ahead and take the RAID 0 plunge or splurge a little and go RAID 10 - you deserve it.

 

File Transfer

 

Using the files make in the compression tests we transferred the files using the copy / paste method going from one folder on the drive or array to another.

 

 

It is like a chorus line from a popular song; Areca beats NVIDIA and RAID 0 is just awesome with the Samsung SATA-II drives.

 

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