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Highpoint RocketRAID 2320 - Servers go SATA PCI-E - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and PCMark

Today we are looking at the Highpoint RocketRAID 2320 controller which offers SATA-II support over the PCI Express bus.

| RAID/HBA in Storage | Posted: Mar 28, 2006 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%      Manufacturer: HighPoint Technologies, Inc

Test System Setup

 

Processor: Intel Pentium D 840 (800MHz FSB) (Supplied by Intel)

 

Memory: 2x 512MB Corsair DDR2-800

 

Motherboard: ASUS P5N32-SLI, ASUS P5WD2 (Supplied by ASUS)

 

Hard Disk: 2x Seagate 7200.9 (Supplied by Seagate)

 

Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X800XT Platinum (Supplied by ASUS)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2

 

In our testings we are going to compare the Highpoint controller against the following: nVidia's onboard RAID controller, Intel's onboard SATA RAID controller and the Silicon Image 3132 RAID controller.

 

We have chosen these for the following reasons. The nVidia SATA RAID controller is included in the nForce 4 Pro series chipsets. The Intel ICH7R SATA controller is used on Intel Xeon boards of late and the Silicon Image as it's the only other PCI Express based SATA RAID controller on the market.

 

PCMark

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2005 Build 1.1.0

 

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

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/pcmark04/

 

Buy It Here

 

 

PCMark is a multipurpose benchmark, suited for benchmarking all kinds of PCs, from laptops to workstations, as well as across multiple Windows operating systems. This easy-to-use benchmark makes professional strength benchmarking software available even to novice users. PCMark consists of a series of tests that represent common tasks in home and office programs. PCMark also covers many additional areas outside the scope of other MadOnion.com benchmarks.

 

 

Here we can see that the Highpoint controller manages to just edge ahead of the onboard controllers and well ahead of the Silicon Image 3132 chip.

Highpoint Technologies RocketRAID 2320 (ROCKETRAID2320) Serial ATA Controller

 

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