Let’s see what we have in NTFS:
The speeds went down in NTFS compared to FAT32, but the driver of the HighPoint works brilliantly: much better than the others. Promise (WB) and Silicon Image perform fine, too. The rest of the controllers showed very similar results.
The same is true for High-End Disk Winmark: the speeds are slower than in FAT32, and all controllers produce similar results, save for the one from HighPoint that fell behind the group.
Now, we will check the performance of our racers in a logical volume of 32GB capacity.
First come the Winbench99 results for FAT32 file system:
Again, we examine the results in Business Disk Winmark and in High-End Disk Winmark separately.
The driver of the HighPoint controller was born to run the Business Disk Winmark test! :)
The speed of the RocketRAID is about 50% higher than that of its closest rival (Intel ICH5-R); the rest of the controllers closely follow the Intel’s chip.
Intel ICH5-R wins High-End Disk Winmark, while the VIA controller fell from the top into the middle of the list. The HighPoint controller couldn’t repeat its excellent performance once again.