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RAID-0 Benchmarks: OCZ Vertex SSD vs WD Raptor

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Summary: OCZ Vertexes in RAID-0 outperform WD Raptors in RAID-0 by a factor of four.

Both RAID block sizes are set to 128k, because the X38 onboard RAID controller doesn't allow larger sizes.

Pay close attention to the scale of the graphs. They are very different.


My first test was using HD Tach in compatibility mode. I like HD Tach, but it made me nervous to use it in compatibility mode.

Vertex Results:




Raptor Results:




Then, I ran an Everest "read suite" test on both:




Finally, I did an HD Tune on both volumes using the default 64k chunk size (let me know if any of you want different chunk sizes tested; these can dramatically affect performance in RAID-0)

Vertex Results (notice the access times pegged at the bottom):




Raptor Results (not sure about the down-spike):




Finally, you can see that all of Vista with drivers installed leaves plenty of room for other stuff on the SSDs. Note that the Raptors are currently empty (perfect place for program files) and that I have a networked drive for all media/backup stuff in case my RAIDs die. Also, note the 80GB drive (e:\\), whose sole function is to handle the pagefile.


Edited by Dostoyevsky77 - 4/24/09 at 2:10pm
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Try using the smallest blocks the benchmarks allow...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dostoyevsky77 View Post
Raptor Results (not sure about the down-spike):

Strange... Shouldn't you get 250+ MB/s on average? Something looks wrong... unless I'm just mistaken.
    
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Quote:
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Try using the smallest blocks the benchmarks allow...
The following are the results for 512 byte (smallest HD Tune allows) blocks...

Vertexes:



Raptors:

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Here's a picture. Two of them fit into one 3.5" bay...

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Nice results, how much did the SSDs cost?
    
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60g will cost you $199.99
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post #8 of 8
Err, to explain your results: onboard raid solutions aren't a reliable comparison source at all. Using a real dedicated raid card will produce a night and day difference.

Now, obviously ssd vs raptor is not much of a contest so why would 2ssd vs 2raptor be :S ?

Sorry to dig an old thread up btw.
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