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LSI MegaRAID SAS3 9361-8i 12Gb/s RAID Controller Review - Benchmarks - RAID 5 Server Workloads

LSI MegaRAID SAS3 9361-8i 12Gb/s RAID Controller Review
LSI's long-awaited 12Gb/s RAID controllers have finally arrived. Today Paul takes the 9361-8i out for a spin with the fastest 12Gb/s SSDs available. (NASDAQ:LSI)
| RAID/HBA in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Mar 25, 2014 9:47 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: LSI

RAID 5 Database/OLTP

 

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The 9361-8i tops out at 128 OIO with 115,916 IOPS, but it drops slightly at 256 OIO. The ASR-8885 suffers more significant performance degradation from its peak of 82,492 IOPS at 32 OIO.

 

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RAID 5 Web Server

 

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Neither controller exhibits heavy workload performance degradation with this pure-read workload. The 9361-8i takes the lead with 354,291 IOPS at 256 OIO, and the ASR-8885 averages 299,309 IOPS.

 

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RAID 5 Email Server

 

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The 9361-8i closes out our testing with a top speed of 74,450 IOPS at 128 OIO and a slight performance degradation at 256 OIO. The ASR-8885 tops out at 32 OIO with 56,228 IOPS.

 

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