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Promise TX2000(ata133 raid) vs. TX2(ata100 raid)

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Unoriginal Macho Moderator
Oct 12, 2001
Los Angeles
I don't really know how to interpret this but I finally tested the 2 Promise raid cards. The TX2 (ata100) card scored:

48393 Max
5363 Min
35452 Avg

The TX2000 (ata133) card scored:

62964 Max
12834 Min
37096 Avg

The avg scores are not too far off, but look at the diff in Min and Max! To give you an idea I am running 2 D740X Maxtors (ata133, fluid bearings) in raid0 with .08% fragmentation. I also tested my BLANK but formatted IBM 40 GIG 120GXP, This sucker is FAST! I think it is probably because it is blank though, it has 0% fragmentation. The IBM scored:

57125 MAX
9368 Min
36163 Avg

This is using HDTach 2.61, Sandra sucks at benching drives.