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Areca ARC-1680X PCIe Eight-Channel External SATA/SAS RAID Controller - Benchmarks - HD Tune Pro

By: Chris Ramseyer | Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Dec 8, 2009 1:43 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Areca Technology

HD Tune Pro


Version and / or Patch Used: 3.00
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HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:


- Benchmark: measures the performance
- Info: shows detailed information
- Health: checks the health status by using SMART
- Error Scan: scans the surface for errors
- Temperature display


HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.



Read Tests




I have always enjoyed comparing two products to see where their strengths and weaknesses are. Controllers are designed to excel at specific tasks. Here we see the Areca ARC-1680X performing better in RAID 5 than in RAID 0.


Write Tests




The write speeds between RAID 5 and 0 are very close. Also, it appears that the LSI 9280-8E is able to write much faster than the 1680X.


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