Paul Alcorn

LSI MegaRAID SAS/SATA 9265-AS SSD Benchmark Testing

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 couldnt pull up numbers any where near these speeds as seen here. This is a straight no-cache run here, and the …

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LSI MegaRAID SAS/SATA 9265-8i – IOMeter 2008

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

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LSI MegaRAID SAS/SATA 9265-8i – Initial Testing

ATTO Disk Benchmark V.2.46 ATTO Disk Benchmark is the quickest and simplest method to determine transfer speeds and utilizes the same test methodology as manufacturers in arriving at performance results.  It simply measures raw sequential transfer speeds for both read and write access at various transfer sizes, producing a very easily understood result. Here we can see the controller using …

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Areca 1880ix-12 PCIe 6G SAS RAID Controller Review SSD IN RAID 0 – Lightning Strikes at 3.6GB/s!

Today we are testing the new Areca 1880ix-12 RAID controller. This is Areca’ premier SATA 3 internal RAID offering and signifies a great leap forward for a company known to cater to the enthusiast crowd. With the speed and power of SSDs reinventing mainstream storage, RAID card manufacturers have been under tremendous pressure to deliver a product that can handle …

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Areca 1880ix-12 PCIe 6G SAS RAID Controller Review SSD IN RAID 0 – PCMark Vantage and Conclusions

PCMARK VANTAGE HDD SUITE We left the best for last as we believe that PCMark Vantage is the gold standard of benchmark evaluations.  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 …

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