Okay, I compiled all the screenshots into png files and the naming on them should make obvious which results are which. You can download a zip file here.
Have fun with them. Personally, I feel this card is equal to the current Areca cards around. Since it has the same intel processor at the same speed, the results are quite consistent.
Adaptec provides a nice array management utility with it, which provides enough, but not all information. I have not been able to view the SMART information of each seperate disk for instance. I'd like to be able to encorperate that into my monitoring application (Zabbix). I could then make a graph of the temperature or error count for instance.
Some graphs I'd like to include indivually, so that topic people can see them without needing to download the whole zip file.
ATTO Bench, using a 256KB striping on the Adaptec and using a 64MB file, to test caching speeds:
ATTO Bench, using a 256KB striping on the Adaptec and using a 256MB file, to disk real disk speeds:
ATTO Bench, using a 256KB striping on the Adaptec and using a 256MB file, to disk real disk speeds, also enabled advanced disk performance in windows and made the queue depth 10:
HDtach, 256KB stripe size, short test :
HDtach, 256KB stripe size, long test :
Personally, I think it works just fine. And I'm quite happy with that. Have had other setups, which have given me problems in the past. Have done much real life stress tests yet, but as stated, the zip file includes more tests. Including file creating benchmarks and dual file creating benchmarks (MAJOR fragmentation creator. ).
If anyone wishes anything else, let me know. The disks have been filled with my data allready since the array seemed to check out just fine. Recieved no errors or problems what so ever. Also did a quick init and a full init, no difference and no errors.
All of this was done on a Asus M2A-MV desktop board with an Athlon X2 4800+ with Windows 2003 x64 R2 SP2. Cool and Queit enabled. Clean install on a mirror (windows) partition on 2xWD32000AAKS. The raid controller had 6xWD5000AAKS.