SMB RAID for $49: Ciprico VST Pro

Test System

Hardware and Configuration
System Hardware
Processor Core 2 Extreme X6800
Motherboard ASUS P5Q-E P45 w/ICH10R, BIOS 0702
Memory 2 x 1024 MB DDR2-800 Corsair CM2X1024-10000C5D
Graphics Gigabyte Radeon HD 3850 512MB GDDR3
Hard Drives 7 x 36GB 10,000 RPPM WD360GD
RAID Controller RAIDCore RC5252 8x SATS 3 Gb/s
DVD Gigabyte GO-D1600C
Graphics ATI Radeon 7.12
Chipset Version
Storage Version
DirectX Version 9.0c
OS Windows XP SP2
Performance Measurements h2benchw 3.6
I/O Performance IOMeter 2003.05.10

Asus P5Q-E (P45 Chipset with ICH10R)

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The Asus P5Q-E is a new upper mainstream motherboard that is based on Intel’s P45 chipset and the ICH10R southbridge.

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The Intel ICH10R southbridge comes with six AHCI Serial ATA 3 Gb/s ports and supports Native Command Queuing support (NCQ).

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Asus provides a full set of Serial ATA cables to connect six SATA hard drives.