Let’s see what happens with NTFS file system.
File create test shows that when we use VIA VT6410 controller the RAID array is very fast in all patterns. Then comes the second best – Promise TX2000. The third position is occupied by ITE IT8212F, and the very last one – by Promise 133Lite.
File read speed revealed only the least efficient controller of the four tested. It is ITE IT8212F, because the array worked very slowly with it. Other three models provided about the same performance.
File copy within a single partition names VIA VT6410 as a winner here. The second prize is given to Promise TX2000. The third one – to Promise 133Lite. The least efficient appeared ITE IT8212F.
Copying files from one partition to another doesn’t make any difference compared with the previous case.