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Performance in WinBench99

Well, after those synthetic benchmarks it’s high time we got back down to earth. One of the major programs illustrating the HDD performance in real applications is WinBench 99. As usual, the best results in the tables below are highlighted in blue, and the worst – in red.

Let’s consider the performance of our array arranged as RAID 0.

On the diagram for FAT32 we see that the maximum result (and we are going to select the maximum according to High-End Disk WinMark) is achieved with VIA VT6410 controller. The second and the third result belong to Promise TX2000 and 133Lite controllers. The lowest performance of our array is achieved with ITE IT8212F controller.

The use of NTFS file system in the disk drive array results into a natural overall performance reduction and hence change in the rankings. The array runs the fastest of all when it works with Promise TX2000 controller. Then follow VIA VT6410 and Promise 133Lite, in order of preference. The least efficient this time is again ITE IT8212F.

 
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