Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
Motherboard: GIGABYTE X48T-DQ6 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)
Memory: OCZ Titanium XMP1600 (Supplied by OCZ Technology)
Hard Disk 1: 500GB Western Digital SE16 (Supplied by Western Digital)
Hard Disk 2:500GB Seagate 7200.10
Graphics Card: GIGABYTE 9800GX2 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)
Cooling: GIGABYTE 3D Galaxy II (Supplied by GIGABYTE)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista SP1
Drivers: Intel INF 126.96.36.1998, Forceware 175.16
Today we are using the HighPoint 3120 SATA-II controller against the onboard ICH10R Southbridge based RAID controller which is software based; this to see if there is any advantage of using a dedicated controller.
HD Tune Pro
Version and / or Patch Used: 2.54
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 may also work with other storage devices such as memory cards, USB sticks, iPods, etc.
First off, we decided to mix things up by putting HD Tune in action. Here we can see that the HighPoint controller while using only a single channel PCIe lane, still manages to outperform the ICH10R. Due to the IOP onboard along with dedicated cache memory for better write performance, we see an increase in the overall transfer rate and a decrease in the CPU usage.
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