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Performance in WinBench 99

WinBench is going to be our last test today. This benchmarking suite helps to evaluate the disk subsystem performance in desktop applications. We ran WinBench tests two times for each file system: on a logical partition equal to the full capacity of the array and on a 32GB logical partition.

The NTFS file system comes first:

The following table compares the arrays in two integral tests: Business Disk Winmark and High-End Disk Winmark:

RAID0 and JBOD arrays stand according to the number of drives in the array. RAID1 is a bit slower than the single drive, like in the previous tests. RAID5 arrays show very poor results as the pattern abounds in write operations. RAID10 also performs pretty slowly.

Now we disable lazy write and repeat the tests:

All arrays suffer a performance hit in this case.

 
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