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LSI 3Ware 9650SE-16ML and 9690SA-8I RAID CONTROLLERS

UPDATE:  LSI Corporation recently (April 2009) acquired the 3Ware RAID adapter business of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation

 

Introduction


We were pleased to recently discover that LSI's LSI 3Ware line of RAID controllers have a few new models in it.  In this article, we will examine the performance of two particular units, the 9650SE-16ML SATA RAID and the 9690SA-8I SAS RAID.  Tests will be performed on the following platform:

As with previous SATA RAID tests, we will use 8x Seagate Barracuda ES 750GB HDDs.  For the SAS RAID tests, we are using 2x Seagate Cheetah 15K5 300GB and 2x Hitachi UltraStar 15K300.  Every available RAID level in hardware will be benchmarked using the minimum and maximum stripe sizes, and no initialization.  We are well aware that initialization is necessary for proper write performance, however initialization simply takes too much time.  Benchmarks are HDTach 3.0.1.0 and ATTO Disk Benchmark.


     
 

 

 
  Table Of Contents Next: The LSI 3Ware 9650SE-16ML
     
     1. Introduction  
     2. The LSI 3Ware 9650SE-16ML  
     3. The LSI 3Ware 9690SA-8I  
     4. Test Results Summaries  
     

 

 

 



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