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Proware Technology MiniEPICa Series EP-m501-AA DAS Enclosure - Benchmarks - Passmark

An ultra small 5-drive storage solution for everything; the miniEPICa is really cool. Come check it out.

| Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Jan 13, 2010 6:12 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%      Manufacturer: Proware Technology

Passmark Advanced Multi-User Tests

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 6.1
Developer Homepage: http://www. passmark.com
Test Homepage: http://www.passmark.com

 


 

Many users complain that I/O Meter is too complicated of a benchmark to replicate results so my quest to find an alternative was started. Passmark has added several multi-user tests that measure a hard drives ability to operate in a multi-user environment.

 

 

The tests use different settings to mimic basic multi-user operations as they would play out on your server. Variances is read / write percentage as well as random / sequential reads are common in certain applications, Web Servers read nearly 100% of the time while Database Servers write a small amount of data.

 

The Workstation test is the only single user environment and will be similar to how you use your system at home.

 

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The workstation and server tests gave us similar results. The Proware model is faster in RAID 0, but RAID 5 tests show that the EP-m501-AA was a little slower.

 

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