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Test Setup, Access Time, Throughput

10 TB for $1,000: Tom’s Hardware's Über RAID Array
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System Hardware
Hardware
Details
CPU
Intel Core i7-920 (45 nm, 2.66 GHz, 8MB L2 Cache)
Motherboard (Socket 1366)
Supermicro X8SAX
Revision: 1.0
Chipset Intel X58 + ICH10R
BIOS: 1.0B
RAM
2 GB DDR3-1333 Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9DHX
System HDD
Seagate NL35 400 GB
ST3400832NS
7,200 RPM, SATA/150, 8 MB
Power Supply
OCZ EliteXstream 800W
OCZ800EXS-EU
Benchmarks
Performance Measurements
h2benchw 3.12
PCMark Vantage 1.0
I/O Performance
IOMeter 2006.07.27
Fileserver-Benchmark
Webserver-Benchmark
Workstation-Benchmark
Database-Benchmark
Streaming Reads
Streaming Wirtes
System Software and Drivers
Drivers
Details
Operating System
Windows Vista Ultimate SP1
Intel Chipset
9.1.0.1007
AMD Graphics
Radeon 8.12
Intel Storage Drivers
Matrix Storage Drivers 8.7.0.1007


Access Time

Both RAID arrays shorten the average access time by a significant amount. While an individual Samsung Spinpoint F1 1 TB drive averages a 13.8 ms access time, the RAID 0 and RAID 5 arrays drop access times to 10.1 and 10.4 ms.

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