Discussion in 'Benchmarks & Performance' started by Brad, Nov 26, 2006.
Seems low, but then you never really hit the theoretical max.
why could that be? It is a brand new copy of XP running with me not even touching the mouse during the benchmark...
Does the system feel faster at all?
what sata controller is it?
an onboard p.o.s ?
its nvidia onboard the "NVIDIA STRIPE" should give it away, but its better than most onboard controllers. You'll need a full hardware raid soutuon to see the best out of 10k rpm drives though.
how much is a RAID controller?
It installed windows in Ten Minutes flat.
Try another benchmark on it. Like sisoft sandra HD test. Se how it stacks up to other configurations.
You did check to make sure that it is using the fastest transfer option under device manager right? Default install could have left it throttled down.
search for 3ware 8000 or 9000 series cards.
THeres another company begins with A (but not adaptec - adaptec's sata raid cards are the same silicon image chips that power the crapy onboard raid) but they are like £800 starting price
you score the same as my 2 maxline drives, so the motherboard raid must be causing the bottleneck.
Adaptec's cards are awesome. I use one in my server and I am getting way higher speeds on my 7200 RAID 0 drives. Getting well over 300 MB/sec using SATA 3.0Gb/sec drives.
hmmmm good to know
Adaptec's cards are identical to the onboard raid of most athlon based motherboards for SATA. If you can show me an adaptec raid card where they use their own asics and do a full hardware implementation rather then the silicon image software based "fake raid" let me know so that we can buy them in at coreix.
I would not know what chip is on them, all I know is that the speeds I am getting are quite a bit faster than what you make it seem like they would be.
Oh, I wasn't saying they were slow, just that they aren't true hardware raid from the models I've seen available in the uk.
And what I know of ASICs is that they are pretty expensive, right?
Bascially its chips with a specific purpose. Prices vary depening on how complex they are and how many you buy from a foundry
What I was looking for were Adaptec SATA RAID controllers using their own custom fully hardware RAID processors rather than using the same solution as motherboard makers and doing the raid all in software with a bios extension.
That's very close to the results that I just got.
I didn't write down everything - just the burst speed.
2 X 74 = 222.9
2 X 150 = 239.2
2 X 74 = 220.8
2 X 150 = 237.3