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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

AIDA64 Random Access Time

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.60

Developer Homepage: http://www.aida64.com

Product Homepage: http://www.aida64.com

 

 

AIDA64 offers several different benchmarks for testing and optimizing your system or network. The Random Access test is one of very few if not only that will measure hard drives random access times in hundredths of milliseconds as oppose to tens of milliseconds.

 

Drives with only one or two tests displayed in the write test mean that they have failed the test and their Maximum and possibly their Average Scores were very high after the cache fills. This usually happens only with controllers manufactured by JMicron and Toshiba.

 

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In our read latency test we achieved mixed results. I didn't really think there would be much of a difference, but I was wrong. In RAID 0 the latency went down which is good, but in RAID 5 and 6 it went up just a hair which is not good, but since we are only talking about a small amount, it isn't a big deal.

 

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Again, we had larger spikes in RAID 5 and RAID 6 with the new PCIe 3.0 card. This was due to the SSDs and not the controller. I wish there was a way to isolate the controller better, but you need drives to run on the controller card and sometimes the drives act like children in a toy store when told they can't get two toys.

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