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Seagate Constellation.2 1TB 2.5-inch SAS RAID Report (Page 4)

Chris Ramseyer | Jan 24, 2011 at 12:32 am CST - 0 mins, 58 secs time to read this page
Manufacturer: Seagate

HD Tune Pro

Version and / or Patch Used:4.00
Developer Homepage:http://www.efdsoftware.com
Product Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com


HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:

Benchmark: measures the performance
Info: shows detailed information
Health: checks the health status by using SMART
Error Scan: scans the surface for errors
Temperature display

HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.

Seagate Constellation.2 1TB 2.5-inch SAS RAID Report 09 | TweakTown.com

In HD Tune we get to see the performance across the drive. The single drive is able to deliver a maximum speed of around 118MB/s, but that dips to 55MB/s at the slowest point on the platters, leaving a 93MB/s average transfer speed. The RAIDed trio does much better; here we see RAID 5 averages 215MB/s and RAID 0 goes up to 268.3MB/s.

Seagate Constellation.2 1TB 2.5-inch SAS RAID Report 10 | TweakTown.com

The write performance is nearly identical to the read performance. Here we see the single drive averaging 92.4MB/s and increasing very well as drives are added to an array.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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