Cheap and Reliable RAID 5 Storage Compared

Test System

Processor
Socket 604 Dual Intel Pentium 4 Xeon, 2.8 GHz, 512 kB Cache, FSB533
System Components
DDR-SDRAM 2x 512 MB PC3200 Samsung, ECC, Registered
Motherboard Asus PP-DLW, Rev. 1.03
Intel E7505 Chipset
Graphics Card nVIDIA GeForce FX 5900, 128 MB
Hard Drive System Drive: Western Digital WD800JB
Test Drive: RAID-5 Array consisting of 4x Western Digital WD360 Raptor, 36 GB, 10,000 rpm, 8 MB Cache
Software
Intel Chipset Intel Chipset Installation Utility 5.1.1.1002
Intel Application Accelerator RAID Edition Ver. 3.53
DirectX 9.0b
OS Windows XP Professional Build 2600 Service Pack 1

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