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To finish with Winbench99, let’s take a look at the results of the controllers with a 32GB NTFS volume.


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The controller from HighPoint is the fastest here, just like it was in the test that used the full capacity of the array. It is followed by Promise in its WB and WT configurations, by the two integrated controllers, then by the controllers on the Silicon Image chips and the solution from Acard.

We have already seen a similar picture. The integrated controllers regained their leadership, the Silicon Image family is at the bottom, but the controller from HighPoint is the slowest of all. We would like to give credit to the Acard controller, as it showed really good result here.

Performance in File-Copy Test

So, we’ve got the daintiest dish left – File-Copy Test. We stick to our traditional methodology: we create two logical volumes, 32GB each, on the array and format them in NTFS and FAT32. We create a set of files on the first volume, then this set is read from the array, then copied into a folder on the first volume (copy-near – inside one and the same logical disk), and finally copied onto another disk (copy-far). FC-Test version 0.5.3 differs from version 0.3 in the zip emulation function. You can measure the time spent on zipping and the average speed (as we know the total size of the files included into the pattern).

So let’s view the results. NTFS comes first. We will begin with creating and reading the files.

The worst results are marked with red, the best ones with blue.

 
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