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HighPoint RocketRAID 640 SATA 6Gb/s 4-Port PCI-E 2.0 Controller - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance

With quad SATA 6G ports can the RocketRAID 640, let's see how it handles our pair of Crucial RealSSD C300's.

By: | RAID/HBA in Storage | Posted: May 27, 2010 6:23 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: HighPoint



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Today we will be testing the HighPoint RocketRAID 640 4-port, SATA 6G RAID controller with two Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB SATA 6G drives.


We ran two sets of tests with the controller. The first was a single drive test that used the controller and a single Crucial C300 and another set of tests with dual drives in RAID 0. For comparison we are also including benchmarks from dual A-DATA S599 drives on the GIGABYTE X58A-UD7 SATA 3G ports.


ATTO Baseline Performance


Version and / or Patch Used: 2.34


ATTO is used by many disk manufacturers to determine the read and write speeds that will be presented to customers.




In ATTO we tested the 2 drive C300 RAID 0 array to see what the best case scenario performance would be. After looking back at the single drive performance we see that performance pretty much doubled with two C300's on the HighPoint RocketRAID 640. It appears that we are off to a great start!


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