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SMART Modular XceedIOPS SF-1500 Powered SAS SSD Preview

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Dec 10, 2010 11:54 am
Manufacturer: SMART Modular

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Testing SAS drives is a little tricky since other hardware has to be used in conjunction with the test product. This additional layer tosses our apples to apples testing methodology out the window.

 

We tested the SMART Modular XceedIOPS two ways today. The first was with our standard system configuration with the LSI 9260-8i, an industry leading SAS 6Gbps controller. The second method of testing was on an ASUS P6T7 WS Supercomputer that has an onboard SAS controller. The ASUS setup doesn't use cache, so we can use it to test the drive a little cleaner.

 


ATTO Baseline Performance

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.34

 

ATTO is used by many disk manufacturers to determine the read and write speeds that will be presented to customers.

 

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SMART Modular XceedIOPS with the LSI 9260-8i

 

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SMART Modular XceedIOPS with the ASUS P6T7 WS Supercomputer

 

As you can see, there is quite a bit of difference between these two results.

 

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