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Demartek Publishes Evaluation of IBM and HP 6-Gbps SAS/SATA RAID Controllers

28 October 2009

With increasing demands on storage in popular application servers, the server manufacturers have begun to provide 6-Gbit/sec (Gbps) SAS RAID controllers as the standard RAID controllers. It is useful to understand how well these controllers work under sustained heavy loads, especially in real-world workload situations.

With this purpose in mind, IBM commissioned Demartek to test their standard 6-Gbps SAS RAID controller in one of their popular servers and compare its performance to the standard 6-Gbps SAS RAID controller provided by Hewlett Packard (HP) in one of their equivalent popular servers.

View the 6-Gbps SAS/SATA RAID performance evaluation report (PDF, 514 KB)

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