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Blazing-fast PCIe storage for Mac Pro Tower

Aggregate Throughput with 4 X 6G SSD

Last updated 2014-11-19 - Send Feedback
Related: Storage, SSD, Video, Thunderbay 4 Mini, storage, Thunderbolt, RAID
OWC Thunderbay Mini

Thunderbay Mini configurations start at about $379 without drives. Thunderbay Mini RAID-5 edition also available.

MPG tested the aggregate throughput of the OWC Thunderbay 4 Mini using DiskTester fill-volume* on a late 2013 MacBook Pro Retina.

  • 4 OWC 240GB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD
  • 4 volumes, one per drive
  • 4 DiskTester fill-volume tests running simultaneously, one per volume.

Test results

disktester fill-volume --xfer 4M (per volume)

These speeds are aggregate real-world throughput through the file system via four processes operating simultaneously on four volumes/drives.

The Thunderbay Mini with four OWC SSDs delivers an outstanding aggregate performance.

Aggregate write: 1312 MB/sec
 Aggregate read: 1230 MB/sec

Single SSD write: 328 MB/sec (simultaneous with 3 others)
 Single SSD read: 308 MB/sec (simultaneous with 3 others)

OWC Thunderbay Mini performance: 4 OWC 6G SSDs, aggregate throughput
Blazing-fast PCIe storage for Mac Pro Tower

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