|HDTune Pro 3.1 Storage Benchmark |
|Higher Transfer Rates, Lower CPU Utilization Numbers are Better |
Intel’s ICH10 series SATA-II controller interface appears to be riding strong, as we see much higher burst transfer rates and lowered CPU utilization numbers compared to our nForce platforms. The big number which matters is indeed sustained transfer rates, and between our platforms, we see virtually no difference overall, so it’s not a sweep across the board. However, for onboard RAID, Intel’s ICH10R is a very solid solution, considering the low CPU utilization and high-performance characteristics, along with RAID-5 support.