LSI 9265-8i 6Gbps MegaRAID Card RAID 5 Tested! – Win7 and AIDA Benchmarks

WIN7 EXPERIENCE INDEX

The Win7 Experience Index (WEI) represents Microsofts method of rating computer systems and, more specific to our usage, provides a storage evaluation through a graduated rating system up to 7.9 on pc components and the system as a whole.

This benchmark is built into Windows and anyone can use it by simply typing:

  • Go to Win Orb/All programs/Accessories and right click on the Command prompt;
  • Click Run as Administrator
  • In DOS, type winsat disk and hit enter.

WinSat itself measures our transfer speeds at almost 2773 MB/s, this provides our result as 7.9 out of 7.9 in all categories.

The total run time of 55 seconds is also the fastest that I have ever seen, by a few seconds. The ridiculously fast write Sequential Write is superb!

AIDA64 DISK BENCHMARK

The LSI 9265-8i gets very good latency, due in part to being on the x8 PCI-e bus. For RAID 5 this is a very good result.  In general RAID cards will receive better latency than drives on on board motherboard raid and this holds true here, especially with the FastPath enabled:

LINKED INDEX

Introduction ~ Test Bench & Protocol ~ Card Settings

RAID 5 Explained ~ Initial Tests ~ AS SSD

HDTune ~ Win 7 & AIDA ~ IOMeter 08

Vantage and Final Thoughts

 

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