Intel Intros 3-Series Chipsets with FSB1333 and DDR3

RAID Data Transfer Diagrams

RAID 0 Transfer Diagram

RAID 5 Transfer Diagram

RAID 5 Transfer Diagram (Degraded Array)

RAID 10 Transfer Diagram

Power Consumption Results

DDR3 Memory Power Consumption

Although Intel and the memory vendors promise less power consumption with DDR3 memory, we were not able to verify that. In fact, we found that the power draw of DDR3 DRAM is, in fact, somewhat higher, which may be because of the early hardware revision of the components. The clock speed difference alone should not result in such an increase.