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HighPoint RocketRAID 2310 PCI-E x4 SATA RAID Controller - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests

HighPoint delivers an entry level RAID controller that is low cost and reliable.

| RAID/HBA in Storage | Posted: Jul 16, 2009 3:58 pm
TweakTown Rating: 83%      Manufacturer: HighPoint

PCMark Vantage - Hard Disk Tests

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.0

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/pcmark-vantage/

 

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PCMark Vantage is the first objective hardware performance benchmark for PCs running 32 and 64 bit versions of Microsoft Windows Vista. PCMark Vantage is perfectly suited for benchmarking any type of Microsoft Windows Vista PC from multimedia home entertainment systems and laptops to dedicated workstations and high-end gaming rigs. Regardless of whether the benchmarker is an artist or an IT Professional, PCMark Vantage shows the user where their system soars or falls flat, and how to get the most performance possible out of their hardware. PCMark Vantage is easy enough for even the most casual enthusiast to use yet supports in-depth, professional industry grade testing.

 

FutureMark has developed a good set of hard disk tests for their PCMark Vantage Suite. These tests are based on real world applications that many of us use daily.

 

HighPoint RocketRAID 2310 PCI-E x4 SATA RAID Controller

 

HDD1 - Windows Defender

 

HDD2 - Gaming

 

HDD3 - Windows Photo Gallery

 

HDD4 - Vista Startup

 

HDD5 - Windows Movie Maker

 

HDD6 - Windows Media Center

 

HDD7 - Windows Media Player

 

HDD8 - Application Loading

 

Real world Windows Vista tests show that the RocketRAID 2310 in many of the array configurations isn't that much better than a single drive on the same controller. The reality is that the practical uses for this controller are pretty limited and you can't really expect typical RAID performance increases in Windows with the 2310. Obviously there are a few cases where performance is increased, mainly 3 and 4 drive RAID 0 in some tasks. We will discuss this more in the conclusion.

 

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