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HighPoint RocketRAID 2760 Switch Architecture PCI-E x16 24-Port SAS/SATA 6Gb/s Controller - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests

HighPoint has something special here; something capable of transferring a dual layer DVD's worth of data in just one second. We make the most of what this controller is capable of thanks to Crucial sending over 24 RealSSD C300 drives.

| RAID/HBA in Storage | Posted: Sep 30, 2010 8:02 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: HighPoint Technology

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. Windows users can count on Vantage to show them how a drive will perform in normal day to day usage scenarios. For most users these are the tests that matter since many of the old hat ways to measure performance have become ineffective to measure true Windows performance.

 

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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

 

With the synthetic tests out of the way, we can focus on real world tests. The RocketRAID 2760 is an enterprise class controller, so there isn't a lot of real world going on in this set of Windows tests, but there are more than a handful of power users out there that will give the 16 port model a run in their Windows machine.

 

Once again we see the lack of tuning hurt the RocketRAID 2760. Higher chunk sizes would have been able to break ORB records if we were allowed to tune the performance. More on this in the conclusion.

 

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