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HornetTek X2-RAID Dual Bay 3.5-inch eSATA/USB 2.0 Enclosure (Page 9)

By Chris Ramseyer from Feb 10, 2010 @ 22:31 CST
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: HornetTek/a>

Passmark Advanced Multi-User Tests

Version and / or Patch Used: 6.1
Developer Homepage: http://www. passmark.com
Test Homepage: http://www.passmark.com


Many users complain that I/O Meter is too complicated of a benchmark to replicate results so my quest to find an alternative was started. Passmark has added several multi-user tests that measure a hard drives ability to operate in a multi-user environment.

The tests use different settings to mimic basic multi-user operations as they would play out on your server. Variances is read / write percentage as well as random / sequential reads are common in certain applications, Web Servers read nearly 100% of the time while Database Servers write a small amount of data.

The Workstation test is the only single user environment and will be similar to how you use your system at home.

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I don't expect many companies to run server level loads off the HornetTek X2-RAID, but some home users may run databases like QuickBook and such. Here we see X2-RAID once again keeping pace with the larger, more expensive enclosures.

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