|2x Intel Xeon Processor (Nocona core)3.6 GHz, FSB800, 1 MB L2 Cache
|Asus NCL-DS (Socket 604)Intel E7520 Chipset, BIOS 1005
|Corsair CM72DD512AR-400 (DDR2-400 ECC, reg.)2x 512 MB, CL3-3-3-10 Timings
|System Hard Drive
|Western Digital Caviar WD1200JB120 GB, 7,200 RPM, 8 MB Cache, UltraATA/100
|Test Hard Drives (8x)
|Seagate Savvio 10K.2 ST973402SS73 GB, 10,000 RPM 16 MB Cache, SAS
|Mass Storage Controller(s)
|Intel 82801EB UltraATA/100 Controller (ICH5)Adaptec RAID 5805
|Broadcom BCM5721 On-Board Gigabit Ethernet NIC
|On-Board GraphicsATI RageXL, 8 MB
|c’t h2benchw 3.6PCMark05 V1.01
|IOMeter 2003.05.10Fileserver-BenchmarkWebserver-BenchmarkDatabase-BenchmarkWorkstation-BenchmarkStreaming Read and Write Benchmarks
|System Software & Drivers
|Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Service Pack 1
|Intel Chipset Installation Utility 220.127.116.115
|Default Windows Graphics Driver
Test Hard Drives : 8x Seagate Savvio 10K.2
Once again we used Seagate’s 2.5" SAS hard drives. The Savvio 10K.2 runs at a quick 10,000 RPM and provides a storage capacity of 73 GB.
Benchmarks Results : Sequential Throughput (MB/s)
This is the first time we are using our new throughput test, which we assembled by creating a new IOMeter benchmark pattern. It includes 64 kB, 128 kB and 256 k
Streaming (Sequential) Read Performance
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The degraded figures for streaming writes don't look right. They are too close (or above??) the normal/optimal state numbers. One idea that comes to mind is that if the writes were too small, they would all go into the cache regardless and render the results somewhat useless.Reply
FedorThe degraded figures for streaming writes don't look right. They are too close (or above??)The figures look OK. Sequential writes to a degraded array are basically done the same way as writes to an optimal array. The only difference is that the write to the failed drive is skipped.Reply
I am confused your testing report , due to Our testing figure of Areca ARC-1680 firmware 1.45 is better than your report ,Reply
Can someone tell me what Database server pattern, web server pattern, file server pattern mean. When I run iometer those options are not present I can select 4k-32k or create a custom script. Plus at what stripe size are these tests being run at? I purchased this exact controller and have not duplicated TG results. It would be helpful if you explain in detail how you configured the RAID setup. RAID 5, 6 or 10 with a 16k, 32k, 64k, 128k, 256k, 512k or 1MB stripe size.Reply
I have an ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP which has 2 PCI-E x16. The blue one runs at x16 and black can run at x4 or x1.Reply
Will this Adaptec card work on my board?
I think that Tomshardware should run the Areca’s ARC-1680ML test again with the firmware 1.45 and maybe with the latest IOMeter 2006.07.27. Areca claimed that they have better result: http://www.areca.com.tw/indeximg/arc1680performanceqdepth_32%20_vs_%20tomshardwareqdepth_1_test.pdfReply
Degraded RAID 5 write performance is going to be better than an optimal RAID 5 write because only data stripes are being written opposed to writing data stripes then using XOR to generate the parity stripe thus the write operations will be quicker. Degraded RAID 5 read performance will take a significant hit in performance because rather than just reading only the data stripes for an optimal RAID 5, the available data stripes and available parity stripes will be read then XOR will re-generate this missing data.Reply
Initializing the controller during POST takes a very long time with Adaptec Raid 3 series, which is very frustrating when used in high performance workstations.Reply
Has this been fixed with the new Raid 5 series ?
Turn up the heat all right. I installed a new 5805 in a Lian-Li 7010 case with 8 x 1 Tb Seagate drives, Core 2 Quad 2.83Gb and 800w PSU - more fans than you could poke a stick at.Reply
The controller overheated - reported 99 deg in messages and set off alarm.
That was on drive initiation. We had a range of errors reported from drives, a number of different drives. The array (5.4Tb Raid 6) never completed building and verifying.
CPU temp was 45, motherboard 32, and ambient room temp 22deg.
I installed a 3ware - and all worked fine. Was Tomshardware comment "turns up the heat" written tongue in cheek as there seems to be a heat issue with this card?
I'd love to see how this controller performs with some Intel X25-M/E or OCZ Vertex SATA SSDs connected. The tested drives here are probably a bottleneck, not the storage controller. Rather in I/O then sequential though.Reply