Adaptec RAID 2405 SAS / SATA Controller
Windows Startup & Game Loading Results
Windows Bootup Time
Quite a simple and self explanatory test. We took each of the three arrays, installed a fresh copy of Windows Vista SP1 on to them and measured the time each took to boot into the Windows desktop and display the Welcome page. To ensure that the tests were fair and that Windows has fully completed installing all devices, the results were recorded after three initial reboots.
The pattern from the previous page continues, with the Adaptec+Seagate (Array1) being the slowest of the pack by around 3 seconds. However, once controllers are on a level playing field and using the same hard disks, the difference comes down to milliseconds making any performance differences totally unnoticeable.
Game Level Loading
With a fresh copy of Vista installed on each of the arrays, the final test was to see if any of the arrays could offer a significant decrease in the time taken to load a popular PC game. Once again, the test procedure was quite simple: Install Racedriver GRID, load the game, select a track to play and measure the time taken from pressing the "Start" button to the time the track is fully loaded. This procedure was repeated a total of three times on each of the Arrays, with a reboot in between each test to clear system memory.
Once again the results follow suit with all the other "real world" benchmarks we've performed on this and the previous page, giving us little else to say.
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