HighPoint RocketRAID 272x is crazy fast!

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Source: HighPoint Technologies - Read the full article
Posted: 6 years 15 weeks ago

Milpitas, CA - July 2010- HighPoint Technologies is announcing the
RocketRAID 272x series has defeated the LSI MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i controller
in RAID 5 performance benchmark tests. The benchmarks reveal that the
RocketRAID 272x series controllers have 95% higher performance than the LSI
Entry Level MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i controller.

Series Introduction

The RocketRAID 272x Series of SAS 6Gb/s RAID controllers offers both high
I/O transaction and high bandwidth processing for use with cost-effective,
high-capacity SATA drives or high-performance SAS and SSD drives. The
RocketRAID 272x series utilizes a hardware XOR RAID Engine and connectivity
with the latest x8 PCI-Express Gen 2 and are available from 4 to 8 ports
with internal, external and hybrid connectivity. LSI offers the Enter Level
MegaRAID SAS 9240 series which are available in 4 and 8 port configurations
with internal connectivity.

95% Higher RAID 5 Performance

The benchmarking examined the RAID 5 performance of RocketRAID 272x and the
LSI MegaRAID 9240-9 8i controllers by measuring 100% streaming reads and
writes in large contiguous request. Streaming reads and writes are defined
as contiguous read or write requests made to the disk(s) simulating media
applications such as video or audio.

The benchmarks show that the RocketRAID 272x series delivered sustained RAID
5 write performance of 1276MB/s while the LSI MegaRAID SAS 9240-8i and
LSI-2008 SAS 6Gb/s was only able to deliver 46MB/s in RAID 5 writes. The
RocketRAID 272x series out performs the LSI controllers in RAID 5 writes by

The RocketRAID 272x hardware RAID XOR Engine delivers the performance needed
for high demanding application environments. The LSI MegaRAID 9240-8i
compromised it's RAID 5 write performance thus should never be considered
for high demanding application environments.

Download the performance report at www.highpoint-tech.com