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: