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Battle of the Titans: Promise SuperTrak 100 vs. 3Ware Escalade 6400


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Battle of the Titans: Promise SuperTrak 100 vs. 3Ware Escalade 6400
  February 14, 2001 Author: Terry Baranski  

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IOMeter Scores...

Considering the irregular results that WinBench delivered, IOMeter is a breath of fresh air... it helps us ascertain the true performance of both cards. We're pleased to report that we have no doubt the results below are representative of performance - Promise confirmed that all of the SuperTrak's IOMeter scores are on the mark. We're confident in IOMeter's ability to deliver accurate Escalade results as well.

Base scores...

Jump To AnalysisIOMeter - File Server Access PatternJump To Analysis
IOMeter TestsIO/secMB/secResponse TimeCPU Util.IO/CPU%
Load = Linear
Abit SL6 on-board ATA64.11 0.70 15.59 ms 0.76 % 84.36
Promise Ultra6665.51 0.69 15.26 ms 0.70 % 93.59
SuperTrak-100 Base61.23 0.66 16.33 ms 0.58 % 105.57
Escalade 6400 Base65.77 0.71 15.20 ms 0.66 % 99.65
Load = Very Light
Abit SL6 on-board ATA66.91 0.73 59.77 ms 0.75 % 89.21
Promise Ultra6667.85 0.73 58.94 ms 0.73 % 92.95
SuperTrak-100 Base63.23 0.68 63.25 ms 0.71 % 89.06
Escalade 6400 Base66.60 0.72 60.06 ms 0.70 % 95.14
Load = Light
Abit SL6 on-board ATA76.83 0.85 208.21 ms 0.87 % 88.31
Promise Ultra6678.11 0.85 204.80 ms 0.89 % 87.76
SuperTrak-100 Base72.58 0.78 220.37 ms 0.81 % 89.60
Escalade 6400 Base75.80 0.82 211.07 ms 0.82 % 92.44
Load = Moderate
Abit SL6 on-board ATA86.75 0.95 737.33 ms 1.04 % 83.41
Promise Ultra6687.72 0.94 729.34 ms 1.02 % 86.00
SuperTrak-100 Base80.79 0.87 791.42 ms 0.96 % 84.16
Escalade 6400 Base84.57 0.91 756.63 ms 0.91 % 92.93
Load = Heavy
Abit SL6 on-board ATA94.68 1.02 2703.59 ms 1.48 % 63.97
Promise Ultra6696.97 1.05 2634.26 ms 1.53 % 63.38
SuperTrak-100 Base88.24 0.95 2894.77 ms 1.14 % 77.40
Escalade 6400 Base96.91 1.05 2639.37 ms 1.43 % 67.77

Jump To AnalysisIOMeter - Workstation Access PatternJump To Analysis
IOMeter TestsIO/secMB/secResponse TimeCPU Util.IO/CPU%
Load = Linear
Abit SL6 on-board ATA75.20 0.59 13.29 ms 0.84 % 89.52
Promise Ultra6676.05 0.59 13.14 ms 0.81 % 93.89
SuperTrak-100 Base71.55 0.56 13.97 ms 0.72 % 99.38
Escalade 6400 Base77.43 0.60 12.91 ms 0.79 % 98.01
Load = Very Light
Abit SL6 on-board ATA77.47 0.61 51.63 ms 0.76 % 101.93
Promise Ultra6677.96 0.61 51.30 ms 0.81 % 96.25
SuperTrak-100 Base73.54 0.57 54.39 ms 0.87 % 84.53
Escalade 6400 Base77.98 0.61 51.29 ms 0.85 % 91.74
Load = Light
Abit SL6 on-board ATA88.26 0.69 181.26 ms 1.00 % 88.26
Promise Ultra6689.49 0.70 178.74 ms 1.03 % 86.88
SuperTrak-100 Base83.35 0.65 191.92 ms 0.95 % 87.74
Escalade 6400 Base86.38 0.67 185.20 ms 0.94 % 91.89
Load = Moderate
Abit SL6 on-board ATA98.92 0.77 646.73 ms 1.05 % 94.21
Promise Ultra6699.85 0.78 640.55 ms 1.14 % 87.59
SuperTrak-100 Base92.14 0.72 694.32 ms 1.05 % 87.75
Escalade 6400 Base95.44 0.75 670.39 ms 1.01 % 94.50
Load = Heavy
Abit SL6 on-board ATA110.14 0.86 2320.72 ms 1.52 % 72.46
Promise Ultra66110.34 0.86 2316.28 ms 1.66 % 66.47
SuperTrak-100 Base100.51 0.79 2542.63 ms 1.34 % 75.01
Escalade 6400 Base110.31 0.86 2317.88 ms 1.48 % 74.53

Jump To AnalysisIOMeter - Database Access PatternJump To Analysis
IOMeter TestsIO/secMB/secResponse TimeCPU Util.IO/CPU%
Load = Linear
Abit SL6 on-board ATA68.64 0.54 14.56 ms 0.69 % 99.48
Promise Ultra6668.73 0.54 14.55 ms 0.78 % 88.12
SuperTrak-100 Base65.58 0.51 15.24 ms 0.72 % 91.08
Escalade 6400 Base70.04 0.55 14.27 ms 0.75 % 93.39
Load = Very Light
Abit SL6 on-board ATA70.33 0.55 56.87 ms 0.74 % 95.04
Promise Ultra6670.79 0.55 56.50 ms 0.79 % 89.61
SuperTrak-100 Base67.06 0.52 59.64 ms 0.77 % 87.09
Escalade 6400 Base71.18 0.56 56.19 ms 0.78 % 91.26
Load = Light
Abit SL6 on-board ATA79.27 0.62 201.79 ms 0.87 % 91.11
Promise Ultra6680.22 0.63 199.41 ms 0.85 % 94.38
SuperTrak-100 Base75.06 0.59 213.12 ms 0.87 % 86.28
Escalade 6400 Base78.72 0.62 203.20 ms 0.95 % 82.86
Load = Moderate
Abit SL6 on-board ATA87.89 0.69 727.76 ms 0.90 % 97.66
Promise Ultra6688.75 0.69 720.78 ms 1.04 % 85.34
SuperTrak-100 Base82.32 0.64 777.13 ms 0.87 % 94.62
Escalade 6400 Base87.25 0.68 733.46 ms 0.99 % 88.13
Load = Heavy
Abit SL6 on-board ATA96.50 0.75 2647.68 ms 1.49 % 64.77
Promise Ultra6697.24 0.76 2627.74 ms 1.42 % 68.48
SuperTrak-100 Base89.31 0.70 2860.85 ms 1.28 % 69.77
Escalade 6400 Base97.45 0.76 2623.54 ms 1.33 % 73.27

Jump To AnalysisIOMeter - Random Write PatternJump To Analysis
IOMeter TestsIO/secMB/secResponse TimeCPU Util.IO/CPU%
Load = Linear
Abit SL6 on-board ATA104.48 0.82 9.57 ms 1.08 % 96.74
Promise Ultra66105.25 0.82 9.50 ms 1.17 % 89.96
SuperTrak-100 Base107.65 0.84 9.28 ms 1.02 % 105.54
Escalade 6400 Base109.01 0.85 9.17 ms 1.02 % 106.87
Load = Very Light
Abit SL6 on-board ATA104.36 0.82 38.32 ms 1.00 % 104.36
Promise Ultra66105.17 0.82 38.03 ms 1.13 % 93.07
SuperTrak-100 Base107.63 0.84 37.16 ms 1.14 % 94.41
Escalade 6400 Base108.73 0.85 36.78 ms 1.17 % 92.93
Load = Light
Abit SL6 on-board ATA104.33 0.82 153.34 ms 1.06 % 98.42
Promise Ultra66105.12 0.82 152.17 ms 1.09 % 96.44
SuperTrak-100 Base107.83 0.84 148.35 ms 1.10 % 98.03
Escalade 6400 Base108.94 0.85 146.85 ms 1.18 % 92.32
Load = Moderate
Abit SL6 on-board ATA105.80 0.83 604.69 ms 1.08 % 97.96
Promise Ultra66106.68 0.83 599.56 ms 1.23 % 86.73
SuperTrak-100 Base109.37 0.85 584.67 ms 1.13 % 96.79
Escalade 6400 Base109.37 0.85 585.01 ms 1.26 % 86.80
Load = Heavy
Abit SL6 on-board ATA114.16 0.89 2239.30 ms 1.71 % 66.76
Promise Ultra66115.36 0.90 2215.46 ms 1.68 % 68.67
SuperTrak-100 Base117.65 0.92 2173.27 ms 1.51 % 77.91
Escalade 6400 Base116.02 0.91 2202.95 ms 1.66 % 69.89

Jump To AnalysisIOMeter - Sequential Write PatternJump To Analysis
IOMeter TestsIO/secMB/secResponse TimeCPU Util.IO/CPU%
Load = Linear
Abit SL6 on-board ATA110.14 27.54 9.07 ms 6.75 % 16.32
Promise Ultra66110.39 27.60 9.05 ms 3.56 % 31.01
SuperTrak-100 Base51.24 12.81 19.51 ms 2.25 % 22.77
Escalade 6400 Base110.56 27.64 9.05 ms 3.69 % 29.96
Load = Very Light
Abit SL6 on-board ATA109.91 27.48 36.39 ms 6.82 % 16.12
Promise Ultra66110.51 27.63 36.19 ms 3.74 % 29.55
SuperTrak-100 Base51.39 12.85 77.83 ms 2.40 % 21.41
Escalade 6400 Base110.65 27.66 36.14 ms 4.25 % 26.04
Load = Light
Abit SL6 on-board ATA109.90 27.48 145.56 ms 7.36 % 14.93
Promise Ultra66110.55 27.64 144.71 ms 3.92 % 28.20
SuperTrak-100 Base51.41 12.85 311.24 ms 2.43 % 21.16
Escalade 6400 Base110.72 27.58 144.49 ms 4.21 % 26.30
Load = Moderate
Abit SL6 on-board ATA109.97 27.49 427.35 ms 12.40 % 8.87
Promise Ultra66110.50 27.62 579.16 ms 6.13 % 18.03
SuperTrak-100 Base51.41 12.85 1244.89 ms 2.88 % 17.85
Escalade 6400 Base110.76 27.69 577.80 ms 5.48 % 20.21
Load = Heavy
Abit SL6 on-board ATA108.61 27.15 2126.35 ms 11.58 % 9.38
Promise Ultra66109.43 27.36 2115.21 ms 5.65 % 19.37
SuperTrak-100 Base51.07 12.77 4514.37 ms 2.83 % 18.05
Escalade 6400 Base109.48 27.37 2247.14 ms 5.67 % 19.31

The Escalade's base, single-drive scores are more or less the same as the Ultra66. The SuperTrak, however, lags somewhat here.

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