Brave New World: Operating IDE Hard Drives on SCSI Host Adapters

Test Setup

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Test System
ProcessorIntel Pentium 4, 2.0 GHz256 kB L2-Cache (Willamette)
MotherboardIntel D845EBT, 845E Chipsatz
RAM256 MB DDR/PC2100, CL2, Infineon
ControllerIDE: i845E UltraDMA/100-Controller (ICH4)SCSI: Adaptec AHA-39160Ultra160-SCSI
Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce2 MX 400
Network Card3COM 905TX PCI 100 MBit
OSWindows XP Pro 5.10.2600, SP1
Benchmarks and Tests
High-End- ApplicationsZD WinBench 99 - Highend Disk Winmark 1.2
PerformanceHD Tach 2.61, PC Mark 2002 (HD Test)
I/O-PerformanceIntel I/O-Meter
Drivers and Settings
Graphics DriverNVIDIA reference driver 29.42
IDE-DriverIntel Application Accelerator 2.2.2
Resolution1024x768, 16 bit, 85 Hz refresh