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Silicon Image Brings Virtualization to eSATA

Test Setup

System Hardware

Processor(s)

2x Intel Xeon Processor (Nocona core)

3.6 GHz, FSB800, 1 MB L2 Cache

Platform

Asus NCL-DS (Socket 604)

Intel E7520 Chipset, BIOS 1005

RAM

Corsair CM72DD512AR-400 (DDR2-400 ECC, reg.)

2x 512 MB, CL3-3-3-10 Timings

System Hard Drive

Western Digital Caviar WD1200JB

120 GB, 7,200 RPM, 8 MB Cache, UltraATA/100

Test Hard Drive I

Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641

500 GB, 7,200 RPM, 16 MB Cache, SATA/300

Mass Storage Controller(s)

Intel 82801EB UltraATA/100 Controller (ICH5)

Silicon Image SATALink SiL3512

Driver 1.2.0.57

Promise FastTrak TX4310

Driver 2.06.1.310

Promise SATA 300TX4

Driver 1.0.0.33

Networking

Broadcom BCM5721 On-Board Gigabit Ethernet NIC

Graphics Card

On-Board Graphics

ATI RageXL, 8 MBSystem Hardware

Performance Measurements

c’t h2benchw 3.6

PCMark05 V1.01

I/O Performance

IOMeter 2003.05.10

Fileserver-Benchmark

Webserver-Benchmark

Database-Benchmark

Workstation-BenchmarkSystem Software & Drivers

OS

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Service Pack 1

Platform Driver

Intel Chipset Installation Utility 7.0.0.1025

Graphics Driver

Default Windows Graphics Driver

Benchmarks And Settings

Transfer Diagrams

Single Drive

USB 2.0