The RAID 6 Areca ARC-1120 One-ups RAID 5 Controllers

Test Configuration

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 Millennium G450 AGP, 32 MB
Hard Drives System Drive: Western Digital WD800JB
Test Drives: RAID 5 array consisting of 8x Western Digital WD740 Raptor, 74 GB, 10,000 rpm, 8 MB Cache
Controller I Areca ARC-1120
8-Port, 128 MB ECC Cache
Controller II 3Ware 9500-12S
12-Port, 128 MB ECC Cache
Intel Chipset Intel Chipset Installation Utility
Intel Application Accelerator RAID Edition Ver. 3.53
DirectX 9.0b
OS Windows XP Professional Build 2600, Service Pack 1
Benchmarks & Settings
Transfer-Performance Benchmark c't h2benchw Ver. 3.6
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

Test Drives: Western Digital WD740 Raptor

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