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Comparison Table & Test Setup

Highpoint Takes On Adaptec's SAS Controller
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Manufacturer
Adaptec
Highpoint
Model
RAID 5405
Rocket RAID 2640X4
Internal connectors
1x SFF 80874x SAS / SATA
External Connectors
N/A
N/A
Cache
256 MBDDR2-400 ECCN/A
Profile
Low Profile
Low Profile
Interface
PCI Express x8
PCI Express x4
XOR Engine
1.2GHz Dual Core RAID on ChipMarvell88SE6445
RAID Level Migration
Yes
Yes
Online Capacity Expansion
Yes
Yes
Multiple RAID Arrays
Yes
Yes
Hot Spare Support
Yes
Yes
Battery Backup Unit
Optional
N/A
RAID 5 Init
35 Min
26 Min
Supported RAID Modes
0, 1,1E, 5, 5EE, 6, 10, 50, 60, JBOD0, 1,5, 10, JBOD
Fan
No
No
Supported OS
WindowsXP, Server 2003/2008, Vista, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), SUSE LinuxEnterprise Server (SLES), SCOOpenServer, UnixWare, Sun Solaris 10 x86, FreeBSDWindows(2000, XP, x64, 2003, 2008, Vista (32-Bit and 64-Bit)
Linux (Fedora Core, Red Hat Enterprise / CentOS, SuSE)
Mac OS X 10.4.x and above
FreeBSD
Linux Open Source
Other Features
Copyback Hot Spare

Warranty
3 Years
3 Years
Price
$340
$140


Test Set Up

System Hardware
Processor (s) 2x Intel Xeon Processor (Nocona core)
3. 6 GHz, FSB800, 1 MB L2 Cache
PlatformAsus NCL-DS (Socket 604)
Intel E7520 Chipset, BIOS 1005
RAMCorsair CM72DD512AR-400 (DDR2-400 ECC, reg. )
2x 512 MB, CL3-3-3-10 Timings
System Hard DriveWestern Digital Caviar WD1200JB
120 GB, 7, 200 RPM, 8 MB Cache, UltraATA/100
Test Hard Drives (8x) Seagate Savvio 10K. 2 ST973402SS
73 GB, 10, 000 RPM 16 MB Cache, SAS
Mass Storage Controller (s) Intel 82801EB UltraATA/100 Controller (ICH5)
Adaptec RAID 5805
NetworkingBroadcom BCM5721 On-Board Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Graphics CardOn-Board Graphics
ATI RageXL, 8 MB
System Hardware
Performance Measurementsc't h2benchw 3. 6
PCMark05 V1. 01
I/O PerformanceIOMeter 2003. 05. 10
Fileserver-Benchmark
Webserver-Benchmark
Database-Benchmark
Workstation-Benchmark
Streaming Read and Write Benchmarks
System Software& Drivers
OSMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Service Pack 1
Platform DriverIntel Chipset Installation Utility 7. 0. 0. 1025
Graphics DriverDefault Windows Graphics Driver


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    PT88 , 20 December 2008 05:10
    DAMN IT WITH THE DOLLARS!!!!

    Get a grip Toms!!!!
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    Anonymous , 23 December 2008 00:15
    tomshardware.co.uk - funded by USD WTF!!!

    Could you at least try to include GBP pricing? Or is that too much to ask from a site with a .co.uk registered domain?
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    Anonymous , 23 December 2008 02:56
    Give the dudes some credit, at least they took some time and checked some of this shit out and have some results for us to look at.
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    Fedor , 24 December 2008 13:42
    Let's not forget that the Highpoint offloads the work to the CPU. That's a fairly major difference, you pay for a dedicated Intel processor on the Adaptec!