Performance: Intel IOMeter WorkStation, FileServer and WebServer Patterns
Now that we have already taken a close look at the HDDs performance in DataBase pattern, all other patterns shouldn’t offer us any new surprises.
In the WorkStation pattern the leadership belongs to SerialATA models, which dash far ahead of the others. The 8MB buffer of Barracuda 7200.7 Plus hardly tells on the results here.
SATA models are again more preferable for FileServer type of workload, and the large cache-buffer doesn’t affect the performance at all.
Since there are almost no write requests in a classical WebServer pattern, everything depends on the data seek speed. The slight fluctuations in the lower part of the diagram are most likely to be caused by some chance factors.