3ware 8500 SerialATA RAID Controller Review. Page 14
[02/05/2004 10:14 PM | Storage]
by Alexander Yuriev , Nikita Nikolaichev
As you may have noticed, we didn’t include one of the latest SerialATA controllers from 3ware in our roundup. However, today we are ready to devote the whole article to this excellent product supporting up to 8 SATA-150 devices and all possible types of RAID arrays. Find out more about this cutie!
Now we shift to FAT32 file system.
The arrays ranked up just like they did in NTFS. The speed of RAID0 arrays slightly depends on the number of drives in the array. The performance of RAID5 is the lowest since WinBench contains write operations, which negatively affect the performance of the controller with its small cache buffer. RAID1 just managed to outperform the single drive, while RAID10 runs faster than the latter two only because it consists of many drives.
The WriteBack mode influences the speed of the arrays in FAT32 more than in NTFS. The ranking doesn’t change, but the speed does change noticeably.
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