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Seritek 2eEN4 SATA Enclosure (4 Maxline Pro 500GB)
PCI-X 1VE4 Controller RAID 0 Benchmarks

By Rusty
Posted: 12/29/2006
Updated 12/30/2006 (for Bash tests - outer tracks/partitions vs entire platter/disc)


In regards to your post on the Seritek 2eEN4 - 4 drive enclosure RAID set-up + Hitachi E7K500 500GB's (Seritek 2eEN4 Enclosure/Seritek 2SE2-2 Controller in w/PCI-Express G5) and (news page) AMUG review of the Maxline 500GB 7H500F0, your readers may be interested in my set-up and benchmark results.

Test System/Hardware:

Drive Setup: 1TB - 4 drive Raid 0 array using the first 250GB of each drive (for best performance) - 64k stripe size (Old rule of thumb is larger stripe size is better for capture, smaller is better for random-access/database use.)
Volumes List

QuickBench 2.1 Test Series Results: (RAID array empty)

Quickbench 2.1 tests

I've just had lots of success buying my clients Firmtek (and for that matter Wiebetech stuff). My clients are mostly all windows...(Alberta oil patch), and I was using the 2 bay Firmtek SATA enclosure for a while myself, until I saw the OWC specials linking me to the 4 bay at $100 off. Then the 4x500GB Maxlines price was too good to pass-up.
So a speedy TB RAID, for a fraction of what I used to pay for in the old days of SCSI.
Take care....and have a Great New Year.
-Rusty

(He later sent Bash results testing the outer tracks/1st partition (used for above RAID volume) vs entire disk/platter.)

Bash tests
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