We repetition our extreme solid-state repel RAID project for the 3rd time and arrange 16 Samsung 470-series SSDs grounded on MLC NAND in a RAID 0 array to reach novel stages of functioning. We weren't as fortunate this time, but not for the cause you may mistrust.This article is a protraction of RAID testing we did with sixteen Intel X25-E SSDs in July 2009 and a follow up in August 2009 with novel LSI RAID controllers.
Our most recent extreme RAID array, construct with sixteen SSDs, created a entire throughput of over 3.4 GB/s. That was more than a year and a half ago, and we haven't duplicated our ambitious project until today. This should be particularly interesting later the prominent time gap, since a lot has occurred on the SSD market in the final elite months. So, we determined to relaunch our extreme RAID project for 1 significant purpose: we demand to illustrate the potential of SSDs accept when coupled with professional controller hardware, and to supply an outlook into what SSDs could hold for us in the next.
We again utilized an array of 16 SSDs for our benchmark campaigns, simply since we weren’t able to assemble more of them. More specifically, we experienced sixteen Samsung 470-series repels, still though other drives similar Crucial's RealSSD C300, OCZ’s Vertex iii, and Intel's novel patterns deliver higher throughput.
We require the extreme RAID to well pass the iii GB/s mark, and hopefully go a beneficial bit higher. Actually, we're warranted in those projections given benchmark consequences of the someone repels, which demonstrate the Samsung devices demonstrating sequential read speed of approximately 261 MB/s and sequential write speed of 224 MB/s. In our previous RAID system, we used 16 Intel X25-E drives, which reached an average throughput of approximately 220 MB/s. So, we anticipate to increase our results this time approximately (and for a lot less money, also).