Multi-channel RAID for SATA: 3Ware, Highpoint and Raidcore/Broadcom

Test System

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, version 1.03 with PCI-X
Intel E7505 Chipset
Graphics card Matrox G450, 32 MB
Hard drives System drive: Western Digital WD800JB
Test drives: RAID-5 array consisting of
4x Western Digital WD740 Raptor, 73 GB,
10,000 rpm, 8 MB Cache
12x Hitachi HDS722516VLSA80, 160 GB,
7,200 rpm, 8 MB Cache
Controller I 3Ware 9500-12S
12-port, 128 MB cache w/ ECC
Controller II Raidcore BC4852, 2 controllers used for 12 drive tests
Firmware: 1.1.4148.4
Driver: ?
Controller III Highpoint RocketRAID 1820A
Firmware: 1.1
Driver: 1.1
Intel chipset Intel chipset installation utility
Intel application accelerator RAID edition, ver. 3.53
DirectX 9.0b
OS Windows XP Professional Build 2600
Service Pack 1
Benchmarks & Settings
c't h2benchw ver. 3.6
Transfer diagram Winbench 99 2.0
Disk inspection test
I/O performance IOMeter 2003.05.10
Fileserver benchmark pattern
Webserver benchmark pattern
Database benchmark pattern
Workstation benchmark pattern
Throughput tests
Application performance Winbench 99 2.0
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