Areca 1880ix-12 PCIe 6G SAS RAID Controller Review SSD IN RAID 0 – AS SSD & HD Tach

AS SSD BENCHMARK V.1.6

As much as AS SSD will show you the amazing numbers, alot has to be said of the PCIe interface which eliminates any bottlenecks of SATA 2 and even SATA 3.  Without this, we simply couldn’t pull up numbers any where near 3GB/s write as seen here.

AS SSD is run in cache and there is no way to adjust accordingly in order to eliminate the cards cache.Quite frankly though, the sole purpose of this cache is to allow us to stretch our results that much further.

2.7GB/s Read – 3GB/s Write

I am proud to say that these are the highest benchmarks I have ever reached with this software program. The AS SSD .ISO Test measures transfer/file copying speeds. Can you imagine copying an iso file in less than a second?

And finally,  we will show the speed with compressible data, a new test for AS SSD.

HD TACH V. 3.4

HDTach tests void of the cards cache and the red ‘burst’ bar sits just shy of of 2GB/s while the graph is indicating 1500mb/s average.

Pg 1 – Introduction

Pg2 – Test Bench & Protocol

Pg3 – Preliminaries, ATTO & Crystal DiskMark

Pg4 – AS SSD & HD Tach

Pg5 – Windows Index & HDTune Pro

Pg6 – IOMeter & Everest

Pg7 – PCMark Vantage and Conclusions

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Mr. Alcorn, Much thanks for a very well done and insightful review.

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I ran AS SSD and HDTune Pro using Areca 1880ix-24 and 6 Vertex 3 MAX IOPS in RAID 0 and got similar results except for acc.time (AS SSD and HDTune Pro) .244ms. What would cause such a difference in access timings (.244ms vs. .082ms)? Thanks.