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AMCC, Areca & LSI Serial RAID Controllers

Test Setup

System Hardware
Processors2x Intel Xeon Processor (Nocona core)3.6 GHz, FSB800, 1 MB L2 Cache
PlatformAsus NCL-DS (Socket 604)Intel E7520 Chipset, BIOS 1005
RAMCorsair CM72DD512AR-400(DDR2-400 ECC, reg.)2x 512 MB, CL3-3-3-10 Timings
System DriveWestern Digital Caviar WD1200JB120 GB, 7.200 U/Min, 8 MB Cache, UltraATA/100
Mass Storage ControllerIntel 82801EB UltraATA/100 Controller (ICH5)Promise SATA 300TX4Promise FastTrak TX4310Driver 2.06.1.310
Network interfaceBroadcom BCM5721 On-Board Gigabit Ethernet NIC
GraphicsOn-Board GraphicsATI RageXL, 8 MB
Benchmarks
Performance MeasurementsAtto Diskmark
I/O-PerformanceIOMeter 2003.05.10Fileserver-BenchmarkWebserver-BenchmarkDatabase-BenchmarkWorkstation-Benchmark
System, Software & Drivers
OSMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Service Pack 1
Platform DriverIntel Chipset Installation Utility 7.0.0.1025
Graphics DriverDefault Windows Graphics Driver

We used eight 2.5" Seagate Savvio drives for our tests.