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Test Setup

The Storage Champions: ATA/100 IDE RAID Controllers From AMI, HighPoint And Promise
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Hardware
Processor AMD Athlon-C 1200 at 133 MHz FSB
Memory 256 MB PC266 DDR memory by Infinieon, CL2
System Drive Seagate ST320430A
Graphics Card nVIDIA GeForce 2 GTS, 32 MB
Drivers & Software
DirectX version 8.0a
OS Windows 2000 Professional, Version 5.00.2195, Service Pack 2
Benchmarks and Settings
Application Benchmark ZD WinBench 99 - Business Disk Winmark and Highend Disk Winmark 2.0
Performance Benchmark ZD WinBench 99 - Business Disk Winmark and Highend Disk Winmark 2.0
Refresh Rate 85 Hz for all Tests, V-Sync = off

This time, the test setup does not correspond to our standard storage testing system (Celeron 500, i815 chipset). On the one hand, an Athlon 1200 is a more up to date configuration, and most of you expect results that reflect the real advantages you can get out of each RAID system. On the other hand, the Celeron 500 could have blurred possible differences between the three products.

Benchmark Results

Data Transfer Performance

As you can see, any setups using two striped drives results in pretty fast performance. Using two more drives does not speed up the maximum transfer rate by much, but it will raise the minimum rate - which is quite important for video editing tasks.

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