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Test Setup

Going the SAS Storage Way
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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
Mass Storage Controller(s) Intel 82801EB UltraATA/100 Controller (ICH5)

Promise SATA 300TX4
Driver 1.0.0.33

Adaptec AIC-7902B Ultra320
Driver 3.0

Adaptec 48300 8 port PCI-X SAS Controller
Driver 1.1.5472

Adaptec 4800 8 port PCI-X SAS Controller
Driver 5.1.0.8360
Firmware 5.1.0.8375

LSI Logic SAS3442X 8 port PCI-X SAS Controller
Driver 1.21.05
BIOS 6.01

Storage Systems Adaptec Storage Enclosure 335SAS
Internal 4-bay hot-swap drive chassis

Adaptec SANbloc S50 JBOD
2U, 12-drive SAS/SATA JBOD

Networking Broadcom BCM5721 On-Board Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Graphics Card On-Board Graphics
ATI RageXL, 8 MB
Benchmarks
Performance-Messungen c’t h2benchw 3.6
I/O Performance IOMeter 2003.05.10
Fileserver-Benchmark
Webserver-Benchmark
Database-Benchmark
Workstation-Benchmark
System Software & Drivers
OS Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Service Pack 1
Platform Driver Intel Chipset Installation Utility 7.0.0.1025
Graphics Driver Default Windows Graphics Driver
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