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LSI 9265-8i 6Gbps MegaRAID Card RAID 5 Tested! – IOMeter 08

Iometer 2008.08.18 For the enthusiast crowd and enterprise, I have included IOMeter which allows for configurable cache sizes.  We have set the test file to 8gb, so you can see the results without cache leverage. There are going to be a few screens displayed so your patience is appreciated as a few shots are just showing the massive amounts of …

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LSI 9265-8i 6Gbps MegaRAID Card RAID 5 Tested! – Final Thoughts

PCMARK VANTAGE HDD SUITE In PCMark Vantage the data simply cannot be manipulated, and a result is provided based on the transfer speeds observed in eight simulated user activities. This is also a widely accepted opinion held by many reviewers and storage enthusiasts. Through Vantage, the user gains large benefits in the write-back feature of the  RAID card as the …

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Kingston HyperX T1 DDR3-1600 CL9 – Specifications

The Kingston HyperX T1 Series of RAM is a typical 1600 MHz kit, however several XMP profiles are available with easy setup for the home user.  Depending on the configuration of ones computer, any of these four generic settings can be used as highlighted in our CPU-Z screenshot below: This next shot will display the speed at which we are …

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Kingston HyperX T1 DDR3-1600 CL9 – Benchmarks

MaxMEM V1.91 Lets begin our testing with MaxxMem, a nice utility for gauging the speed, latency and performance of memory. MaxMem does a great job of showing that the Kingston HyperX T1 runs at great speeds with its stock setting of 1600 MHz, and also displays very good latency and memory score in GB/s.  Further tweaking and lowering of timings …

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Kingston HyperX T1 DDR3-1600 CL9 – AIDA 64 and Conclusions

AIDA64 Cache and Memory Benchmark Aida 64 is one of the preferred tests by many reviewers and enthusiasts to show ram performance. When tweaking ram and exploring the various settings and timings, this is a great tool to observe the actual increase or decrease in performance. The Kingston HyperX T1 memory performs well in this round of testing: CONCLUSIONS The …

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LSI MegaRAID SAS/SATA 9265-8i 6Gb/s PCIe RAID Card Review – Performance Unleashed!

Following our reviews of the Areca 1880 RAID Card and LSI 9260-8i MegaRAID Card, we are going to evaluate the LSI 9265-8i MegaRAID Card, an eight-port PCI Express SATA+SAS RAID Controller that is configured for 6Gb/s devices.  With the speed and power of SSDs reinventing mainstream storage, RAID card manufacturers are challenged to deliver a product that can handle the …

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LSI MegaRAID SAS/SATA 9265-8i – Benchmark Preparation

LSI MEGARAID STORAGE MANAGER The LSI MegaRAID Storage Manager is an intuitive easy-to-use graphical interface to set up and control the raid card, and the virtual drives that you create. Again, a quick click will bring the picture to full size for closer examination. Easy to use wizards make this a quick setup procedure and the user can do an …

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