Benchmarks to run (was Re: SATA: RAID 5 controller recommendations

ray at ray at
Wed Nov 2 02:22:06 PST 2005

At 04:22 PM 11/1/2005 -0500, Mike Tancsa wrote:
| At 07:23 PM 31/10/2005, Francisco Reyes wrote:
| >On Sat, 29 Oct 2005, Mike Tancsa wrote:
| >
| >>>
| >>>>I use the 3ware line (8xxx) and they are very stable, but not the 
| >>>>fastest. For speed, check out the cards from Areca.  Native 
| >>>>FreeBSD support and they are FAST
| >>>>
| >
| >Saw a review last night of the Areca cards vs the latest 3ware. The 
| >areca cards were about twice as fast, but the article says that they 
| >are about twice as expensive (or something on that area). :-(
| OK, I finally got the RAM for a server that will be in my lab for 
| another week before going out to a customers.   I was going to test 
| out the 9500SX and Areca using a bunch of different programs from the 
| simple (dd) to not quite so simple (one of our large radius data sets 
| in mysql) and see how things compare.  Anyone have any requests for 
| me to run ? The only thing I will change on the box is an Areca for 
| the 9500SX. Other than that, the hardware will be the same.
| bonnie, iozone, bonnie++.  Apps I will load up will be mysql.
| CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.00GHz (2992.51-MHz 686-class CPU)
|    Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0xf41  Stepping = 1
|    Features2=0x641d<SSE3,RSVD2,MON,DS_CPL,CNTX-ID,CX16,<b14>>
|    AMD Features=0x20000000<LM>
|    Hyperthreading: 2 logical CPUs
| I am booting off an IDE drive and will run all tests against a single 
| RAID5 volume
| I will start with the 3ware tonight

Hi Mike,

  I have some benchmarks I wrote in PHP that build a database and update it,
etc.  I will setup the files so they are a little more clear and send them to
you if you like.  All you need is to have PHP loaded on the machine and then
create a single MySQL database.  Let me know if you are game.


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