Dell Perc 6i – RAID 5 Benchmarks

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Test System:

CPU: AMD X2 4600+ (Windsor)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 Motherboard (nForce 570 SLI)
Memory: 2x 1GB Corsair XMS DDR2 800 (4-4-4-12)
Memory: 2x 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800 (4-4-4-12)
OS: Server 2003 x64 R2 (with all updates and a clean install with no other software)
Boot Storage: 1x Hitachi 250GB SATA Hard Drive
Test Storage: 5x Samsung 1.5TB 5400 RPM (EcoGreen F2 HD154UI)
RAID Controller: Dell Perc 6i Integrated with SAS to SATA cables (SFF 8484)

Benchmark software:

ATTO benchmark tool (v2.46)
HD Tach (v3.0)
HD Tune (v4.0.1)


Perc 6i RAID 5 - ATTO Benchmark test

HD Tach:

Perc 6i RAID 5 - HD Tach benchmark

HD Tune:

Dell perc 6i RAID 5 - HD Tune Read benchmark
Perc 6i RAID 5 - HD Tune Write Benchmark
Perc 6i RAID 5 - HD Tune Extra test
Perc 6i RAID 5 - HD Tune File Benchmark test
Perc 6i RAID 5 - Random Read