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Areca ARC-1882i PCIe 3.0 RAID Controller Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | RAID/HBA in Storage | Posted: Aug 16, 2012 5:31 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Areca

Passmark Advanced Multi-User Tests

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 6.1

Developer Homepage: http://www.passmark.com

Test Homepage: http://www.passmark.com

 

 

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.

 

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We'll let this serve as a bit of a teaser for Paul's full enterprise article. As we mentioned in the introduction, our ARC-1882i Version 3 PCIe 3.0 card is going to Kansas for its enterprise review. Paul also has the ARC-1882ix, a 12-channel controller with 4GB of removable cache and will give it an enterprise work over as well.

 

In this final test we see what we've seen this full review, sequential performance takes a massive leap and random data runs about the same as it did on the PCIe 2.0 card.

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