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Mac or PC.
Ideal for Lightroom, Photoshop, video.
Capacity up to 16TB!
OWC Thunderbay FLEX 8: HDD Speed vs Transfer Size
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MPG tested the OWC Thunderbay Flex 8 with four 2TB SSDs and four Toshiba 4TB MG04ACA hard drives. Configurations up to 128TB (8 X 16TB) possible.
Test results: RAID-0 across volume capacity
The RAID-0 stripe of 4 X 4TB hard drives (16TB volume) delivers strong small transfer size speed which is significantly faster than a single drive—no striping occurs with 32K and 64K blocks, so any improvement is very welcome.
Starting with 128K transfers, speed rockets upward but 128K is still only 2 drives of the stripe involved for the transfer. At 256KB transfers, all 4 drives get used (256K = 4 X 64K) and full speed of ~820 MB/sec is achieved.
Eight-bay Thunderbolt 3 high-performance storage for photo and video.
Hard drives or SSDs.
Non-RAID or RAID-0/1/4/5/10.
Capacities up to 128 Terabytes!
Ultra-high performance across entire capacity, outperforms the competition.
Tiny, bus-powered, rugged, compact!