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Areca ARC-1882i RAID Controller Review - Benchmarks - HD Tune Pro

Hot off the heels of our LSI MegaRAID review, Chris is back with a look at the Areca 1882i RAID controller.

| RAID/HBA in Storage | Posted: Apr 19, 2012 4:51 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%      Manufacturer: Areca Technology

HD Tune Pro


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HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:


Benchmark: measures the performance

Info: shows detailed information

Health: checks the health status by using SMART

Error Scan: scans the surface for errors

Temperature display


HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.



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We're running three sets of numbers today (RAID 6, RAID 5 and RAID 0), Areca controllers are very diverse though and by changing the block size you can tune your array to work better with random or sequential data. For our testing today we used the default block size for both the LSI and Areca controllers.


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Across the board in both reads and writes in HD Tune the Areca ARC-1882i outperformed the LSI 9265-8i in it default mode. The LSI does have an add-on package called FastPath. With FP enabled both cards are nearly identical in these tests, but since it is an add-on that you have to pay for, we're showing the LSI controller without it enabled to be fair.

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