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

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

Passmark Advanced Multi-User Tests


Version and / or Patch Used: 6.1
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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.




The server tests show us that once again hardware RAID and cache makes for an unstoppable combination. Across the board the Areca ARC-1880ix-24 outperforms the HighPoint controller.


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