Influence of different factors on the RAID 0 paired magnetic disk arrays

  • Nikola Davidović University of East Sarajevo, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  • Slobodan Obradović
  • Borislav Đorđević
  • Valentina Timčenko
  • Bojan Škorić


The connection of multiple secondary memory devices in RAID 0 aims to improve the secondary memory system in a way to provide greater storage capacity, increase read data speed and increase the write data speed. This paper provides an analysis of the system for storing the data on the paired arrays of magnetic disks in a RAID 0 formation, with different number of queue entries for overlapped I/O, where queue depth parameter has the value of 1 and 4. The paper presents a range of test results and analysis for RAID 0 series for defined workload characteristics. The tests were carried on in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard operating system, using 2, 3, 4 and 6 paired magnetic disks and controlled by Dell PERC 6/i hardware RAID controller. For the needs of obtaining the measurement results, ATTO Disk Benchmark has been used. The obtained results have been analyzed and compared to the expected behavior.

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