Today in our lab we will be testing two of the new Areca ARC-1882 Second-Generation 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID adapters. Yes folks, that’s a plural and we are lucky enough to have two of these beasts in our hot little hands. Get ready for speeds as you seldom see in any technology and review forum. Sit down, buckle up and hold …Read More »
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LSI 9265-8i MegaRAID Card vs Adaptec 6805 RAID Card – The Ultimate 6Gb/s RAID Showdown
With $45000 in hardware, over 100 hours spent pushing it to it’s limit, speeds of 2.7GB/s and over 461,800 IOPS, we are fairly certain that this RAID Controller and SSD review will be one of our most exciting reports to date, and not matched anytime soon. Today we are going to go head-to-head with the LSI 9265-8i and the Adaptec …Read More »
Performance Testing Eight Patriot WildFire SF-2281 6Gbps SSDs on a LSI 9265-8i MegaRAID Card
Its been a while in the making but The SSD Review has finally got its hands on eight (8) new generation SATA 3 SSDs in the name of Patriot Wildfire 120GB SATA 3 SSDs for RAID testing. With a host of companies offering the latest SandForce controllers on their SSDs, Patriot is setting out to leap above the pack with …Read More »
LSI MegaRAID CacheCade Pro 2.0 Review – Total Storage Acceleration Realized
Today we are evaluating the newest version of CacheCade, a storage caching system developed by LSI for use with their MegaRAID controllers. This system aims to create the perfect fusion between HDD capacity and SSD speed, accelerating new or existing storage subsystems that are already in place. A previous CacheCade v1.0 review of the software illustrated some of the extreme …Read More »
Areca ARC-4036 6Gb/s SAS/SATA JBOD Enclosure Review – Areca, LSI, Sandisk and Patriot Perform!
The storage industry is shifting from 3Gb/s devices to the new 6Gb/s specification which has been a boon to manufacturers as new devices are needed to handle the new, faster devices that 6Gb/s enables. The 3Gb/s specification reigned for roughly five years which allowed user speeds up to 300 MB/s. With the advent of “disruptive” technologies like SSD devices, the …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »