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Test Setup

Adaptec's Series 5 Unified Serial Controllers
System Hardware
Processor(s) 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 Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar WD1200JB
120 GB, 7,200 RPM, 8 MB Cache, UltraATA/100
Test Hard Drives (8x) Seagate Savvio 10K.2 ST973402SS
73 GB, 10,000 RPM 16 MB Cache, SAS
Mass Storage Controller(s) Intel 82801EB UltraATA/100 Controller (ICH5)
Adaptec RAID 5805
Networking Broadcom BCM5721 On-Board Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Graphics Card On-Board Graphics
ATI RageXL, 8 MB
System Hardware
Performance Measurements c’t h2benchw 3.6
PCMark05 V1.01
I/O Performance IOMeter 2003.05.10
Streaming Read and Write Benchmarks
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

Test Hard Drives : 8x Seagate Savvio 10K.2

Once again we used Seagate’s 2.5" SAS hard drives. The Savvio 10K.2 runs at a quick 10,000 RPM and provides a storage capacity of 73 GB.

Benchmarks Results : Sequential Throughput (MB/s)

This is the first time we are using our new throughput test, which we assembled by creating a new IOMeter benchmark pattern. It includes 64 kB, 128 kB and 256 k

Streaming (Sequential) Read Performance

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