The RocketRAID 1520 is based on the HPT372, while the 1540 is based on its bigger brother, the HPT374, which is fitted with four Serial ATA ports rather than two.
The performance of the 1540 is satisfactory, even though it trails the 1520 in the WinBench 99 2.0 application benchmark. It is interesting that the RocketRAID 1520 has slightly less bandwidth when using our platform with the Intel chipset (81 as opposed to 84 MBytes/sec). We experienced the same thing with the Promise controllers.
The RocketRaid 1540 comes with a whole pile of cables, namely a power adapter and a data cable for each available port.
Also included are four Serial ATA adapters for connecting standard IDE drives.
As with the 1520, the 1540 is supplied with adapters for connecting UltraATA/66, UltraATA/100 or UltraATA/133 drives.
- Serial ATA In Detail
- Outlook: The Future Of Serial ATA
- Installation: Easier Than Ever Before
- An Overview Of Serial ATA Controllers
- Promise SATA150 TX2
- Promise SATA150 TX4
- 3Ware Escalade 8500-8
- HighPoint RocketRAID 1520
- HighPoint RocketRAID 1540
- Test Setup
- Read Performance: Tribute To The Noise Levels
- Burst Performance
- Business Disk WinBench 99: Just Average
- CPU Overhead: Minimal
- Benchmark Results, Serial ATA Controllers
- Application Performance
- Conclusion: Serial ATA Is Better, But Not Faster