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Test Setup And Transfer Diagram

We repeated the throughput test several times, but there was no noticeable difference in transfer rates whether AAM was set to quiet or to fast mode.

Processor (s)2x Intel Xeon Processor (Nocona core)
3. 6 GHz, FSB800, 1 MB L2 Cache
PlatformAsus NCL-DS (Socket 604)
Intel E7520 Chipset, BIOS 1005
RAMCorsair CM72DD512AR-400 (DDR2-400 ECC, reg. )
2x 512 MB, CL3-3-3-10 Timings
System Hard DriveWestern Digital Caviar WD1200JB
120 GB, 7, 200 RPM, 8 MB Cache, UltraATA/100
Mass Storage Controller (s)Intel 82801EB UltraATA/100 Controller (ICH5)
Promise SATA 300TX4
Promise FastTrak TX4310
Driver 2. 06. 1. 310
NetworkingBroadcom BCM5721 On-Board Gigabit Ethernet NICv
Graphics SubsystemOn-Board Graphics
ATI RageXL, 8 MB
Benchmarks
Performance Measurementsc’t h2benchw 3. 6
PCMark05 V1. 01
I/O PerformanceIOMeter 2003. 05. 10
Fileserver-Benchmark
Webserver-Benchmark
Database-Benchmark
Workstation-Benchmark
System Software& Drivers
OSMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition,
Service Pack 1
Platform DriverIntel Chipset Installation Utility 7. 0. 0. 1025
Graphics DriverDefault Windows Graphics Driver