Raid/Enterprise

LSI MegaRAID SAS/SATA 9265-HDTune Pro Benchmark

HDTUNE v. 4.6 RANDOM BENCH AND EXTRAS HDTune shows some interesting parameters that others do not, and gives some good latency numbers for various file access sizes. LINKED INDEX INTRODUCTION ~ EXTERNAL CHARACTERISTICS ~ BENCHMARK PREP ATTO/CRYSTAL ~ AS SSD ~ HDTUNE PRO ~ WEI/AIDA ~ IOMETER PASSMARK ~ VANTAGE ~ CONCLUSIONS AND THOUGHTS If you want more detailed information …

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LSI MegaRAID SAS/SATA 9265-8i – WEI and AIDA64

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 …

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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 – Passmark Cont’d and PCMark Vantage

DATABASE WORKSTATION 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 …

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LSI MegaRAID SAS/SATA 9265-8i – Conclusions

For an enterprise situation the 9265-8i is an absolute winner. The sheer power of both the IOPS and throughput of the RAID controller are, quite simply, unmatched. The IOPS are 4x that of the nearest competitor, and the card boasts a 67 percent improvement in streaming writes. With the ability of this card to replace several other cards, the savings …

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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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LSI New MegaRAID 9265-8i Card Delivers 2.7GB/s Read & 3.2GB/s Write With 465, 000 IOPS

This may possibly be one of the most groundbreaking performance announcements to be seen in SSD technology for years to come.  Today, LSI launches its second-generation of MegaRAID controller cards based on 6Gb/s SAS technology. The new controllers deliver the industrys highest server RAID IOPS and unlocks the performance potential off SSDS. Users can boost IOPS performance to 465,000 RAID …

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