Flexible Data Storage Across Networks: iSCSI put to the Test

Test Systems

Client For Adaptec ISA 1500

Processor
Socket 604 Dual Intel Pentium 4 Xeon, 2.8 GHz, 512 kB Cache, FSB533
System Components
DDR SDRAM 2x 512 MB PC3200 Samsung, ECC, Registered
Motherboard Asus PP-DLW, Rev. 1.03
Intel E7505 Chipset
Graphics Card Matrox G450, 32 MB
Hard drives System drive: Western Digital WD800JB
80 GB, 7200 rpm, 8 MB Cache
Test drive: 4x Maxtor MaXLine Plus II, 250 GB,
7200 rpm, 8 MB Cache
iSCSI Controller Adaptec iSCSI Host Bus Adapter 7211C
Software
Chipset Intel Chipset Installation Utility 5.1.1.1002
Intel Application Accelerator RAID Edition Ver. 3.53
DirectX 9.0b
OS Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
Benchmarks & Settings
Transfer Performance c't h2benchw Ver. 3.6
Data transfer diagram Winbench 99 2.0
Disk Inspection Test
I/O performance IOMeter 2003.05.10
Fileserver Benchmark Pattern
Webserver Benchmark Pattern
Database Benchmark Pattern
Workstation Benchmark Pattern
Throughput Benchmark Pattern
Application performance Winbench 99 2.0
Disk Winmarks
Disk Inspection

Server For DataCore SAnmelody

Processor
Socket 478 Intel Pentium 4, 3.4 GHz, 512 kB Cache, FSB800
System Components
DDR SDRAM 2x 512 MB PC3200 Micron
Motherboard Aopen AX4SPE Max II
Intel i875
Graphics card Matrox G450, 32 MB
Hard drive System drive: Western Digital WD800JB
Test drives:
1x Western Digital WD800JB, 80 GB,
7,200 rpm, 8 MB Cache
1x Seagate Cheetah, ST336732LW, 73 GB
15,000 rpm, 16 MB
Network Intel Pro 1000/MT
Gigabit Ethernet
Software
Chipset Intel Chipset Installation Utility 5.1.1.1002
DirectX 9.0b
OS Windows XP Professional Build 2600 Service Pack 1
Benchmarks & Settings
Transfer Performance c't h2benchw Ver. 3.6
Data transfer diagram Winbench 99 2.0
Disk Inspection Test
I/O performance IOMeter 2003.05.10
Fileserver Benchmark Pattern
Webserver Benchmark Pattern
Database Benchmark Pattern
Workstation Benchmark Pattern
Throughput Benchmark Pattern
Application performance Winbench 99 2.0
Disk Winmarks
Disk Inspection
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