AMCC, Areca & LSI Serial RAID Controllers

Test Setup

System Hardware
Processors 2x Intel Xeon Processor (Nocona core)
3.6 GHz, FSB800, 1 MB L2 Cache
Platform Asus NCL-DS (Socket 604)
Intel E7520 Chipset, BIOS 1005
RAM Corsair CM72DD512AR-400
(DDR2-400 ECC, reg.)
2x 512 MB, CL3-3-3-10 Timings
System Drive Western Digital Caviar WD1200JB
120 GB, 7.200 U/Min, 8 MB Cache, UltraATA/100
Mass Storage Controller Intel 82801EB UltraATA/100 Controller (ICH5)
Promise SATA 300TX4
Promise FastTrak TX4310
Network interface Broadcom BCM5721 On-Board Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Graphics On-Board Graphics
ATI RageXL, 8 MB
Performance Measurements Atto Diskmark
I/O-Performance IOMeter 2003.05.10
System, Software & Drivers
OS Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Service Pack 1
Platform Driver Intel Chipset Installation Utility
Graphics Driver Default Windows Graphics Driver

We used eight 2.5" Seagate Savvio drives for our tests.

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