Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) + SSD Intel 535 240GB in RAID 1 (Mirror) Benchmark + Linear Write / Read tests + TRIM tests

Software
OS: Windows 7 Professional
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: 14.8.0.1042
CrystalDiskMark: 5.1.2
ATTO Disk Benchmark: 3.05
TrimCheck: 0.7

Hardware
SSD: 2x INTEL 535 240,0 GB (SSDSC2BW240H6)
MB: Gigabyte Z97M-D3H
Chipset: Intel Z97
Transfer Mode: SATA/600

Configuration
Intel RST: RAID 1 (Mirror)
CrystalDiskMark: Settings -> Test Data -> Random

Results
Without RAID1 Seq Read: 498.2 MB/s
With RAID1 Seq Read:       938.4 MB/s
TRIM: does not work
Benchmark: Intel Rapid Storage Technology + SSD Intel 535 240GB * Results

Intel 535 Product Specification
Performance, Incompressible Performance, 240GB
Read Sequential 128KB:  510 MB/s
Write Sequential 128KB: 230 MB/s

Benchmark
CrystalDiskMark Test Size: 32GiB, RAID 1 (Mirror)
Seq Q32T1: 983.8 MB/s Read * 230.8 MB/s Write
4K Q32T1:   303.7 MB/s Read * 206.0 MB/s Write
Seq:              938.4 MB/s Read * 196.5 MB/s Write
4K:                  17.8 MB/s Read *   91.9 MB/s Write


CrystalDiskMark

Test Size: 32GiB, RAID 1 (Mirror)
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Test Size: 1GiB, RAID 1 (Mirror)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology + SSD Intel 535 240GB * Test Size: 1GiB

Test Size: 4GiB, RAID 1 (Mirror)Intel Rapid Storage Technology + SSD Intel 535 240GB * Test Size: 4GiB

 

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Total Length: 32 GB, RAID 1 (Mirror)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology + SSD Intel 535 240GB * ATTO Disk Benchmark: Test Size: 32 GB

 

AS SSD Benchmark

Test Size: 10GB * MB/s, RAID 1 (Mirror)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology + SSD Intel 535 240GB * AS SSD Benchmark: Test Size 10GB, MB/s

Test Size: 10GB * iops, RAID 1 (Mirror)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology + SSD Intel 535 240GB * AS SSD Benchmark: Test Size 10GB, iops

Compression-Benchmark
Intel Rapid Storage Technology + SSD Intel 535 240GB * AS SSD Benchmark: Compression-Benchmark

 

TRIM support on RAID 1 array

TRIM after 60s does not work
Intel Rapid Storage Technology + SSD Intel 535 240GB * TRIM + RAID 1 after 60s

TRIM after 1 hour does not work
Intel Rapid Storage Technology + SSD Intel 535 240GB * TRIM + RAID 1 after 1 hour

TRIM after 1 hour and reboot does not work
Intel Rapid Storage Technology + SSD Intel 535 240GB * TRIM + RAID 1 after 1 hour and reboot

 

Linear Write / Read tests

Incompressible Performance (My test software)
Test Size: 100GB
Benchmark: Intel Rapid Storage Technology + SSD Intel 535 240GB * Linear Write / Read tests * Small


to compare…
Western Digital (WD) Blue 500GB 2.5″ SATA 5400rpm (WD5000LPCX-00VHAT0)
CrystalDiskMark Test Size: 4GiBwithout RAID
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Questions and Answers

Is Intel RST hardware RAID ?
No, it is SoftRAID / FakeRAID.

What is Intel Matrix RAID ?
It has been renamed to Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST).

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