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Areca ARC-1880ix-24 PCI-E x8 SATA/SAS RAID Controller w/ 24 Crucial RealSSD C300s - Benchmarks - AS SSD

With one 24-drive RAID array under our belt, we decided to test a few more large capacity RAID controllers with the RealSSD C300s.

| RAID/HBA in Storage | Posted: Jan 31, 2011 4:12 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Areca Technology Corporation

AS SSD Benchmark

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.2.3577.40358
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AS determines the performance of Solid State Drives (SSD). The tool contains four synthetic as well as three practice tests. The synthetic tests are to determine the sequential and random read and write performance of the SSD. These tests are carried out without the use of the operating system caches.

 

In all synthetic tests the test file size is 1GB. AS can also determine the access time of the SSD, the access of which the drive is determined to read through the entire capacity of the SSD (Full Stroke). The write access test is only to be met with a 1 GB big test file. At the end of the tests three values for the read and write as well as the overall performance will be issued. In addition to the calculated values which are shown in MB/s, they are also represented in IO per seconds (IOPS).

 

Note: AS SSD is a great benchmark for many tests, but since Crystal Disk Mark covers a broader range of 4K tests and HD Tune Pro covering sequential speeds, we will only use the Copy Benchmark from AS SSD.

 

- Copy Benchmark

 

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Transferring data to and from the array is the same with both desktop and server use. Here we see exceptional RAID 0 performances out of the ARC-1880, but the RAID 5 numbers were a lot lower than what we expected to see across the board. At this point I'm starting to doubt my choice in block size for the RAID 5 array.

 

In the coming weeks we will publish an article on choosing the best block sizes for specific tasks. These tests are being conducted on the OCZ RevoDrive. Look for it online soon.

 

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