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Samsung 2.5inch 32GB SSD (Four in RAID 0) (Page 6)

Chris Ramseyer | Jun 29, 2008 at 11:00 pm CDT - 0 mins, 45 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 85%Manufacturer: Samsung

Write Tests

Samsung single drive on NVIDIA 680i

Samsung single drive on Areca

2-Drive RAID 0

3-Drive RAID 0

3-Drive RAID 5

4-Drive RAID 0

Once again, the controller makes our Burst and Maximum numbers mainly for show since only the first couple of hundred megabytes are at those speeds due to the cache. The action in the Minimum and Average shows that the drives scale very well, but run right around 20MB/s slower than their read speeds. The drives are advertised as such, so it didn't come as a surprise; many of the Solid-State Drives are this way, some are worse than others and I have seen much worse when researching the technology.

When running RAID 0, you can count on around 80 MB/s for each Samsung SATA-II drive used in the array.

RAID 5 takes a little more of a performance hit in the write cycle, but those familiar with RAID 5 know this is common.

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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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