Dell PowerEdge C6145: Performance In The Clouds

Cheaper By The Dozen

For the PowerEdge C6145, Dell offers backplanes for accepting as many as a dozen 3.5-inch drives (shown) or two dozen 2.5-inch SAS, SATA or solid state drives. All drives are hot-swappable; SAS drives require an optional add-on card. The tested system included an LSI SAS2 2008 RAID controller, which helped the C6145 deliver a peak transaction rate of 21,805 IOps with four 500 GB SATA (7200 RPM) drives configured as a RAID 0 array.

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