Thank you for purchasing through links and ads on this site.
OWC / MacSales.com...
diglloyd Deal Finder...
Buy other stuff at Amazon.com...
877-865-7002
Today’s Deal Zone Items... Handpicked deals...
$1099 $899
SAVE $200

$260 $140
SAVE $120

$1199 $879
SAVE $320

$239 $239
SAVE $0

$599 $199
SAVE $400

$819 $649
SAVE $170

$348 $298
SAVE $50

$4500 $4500
SAVE $0

$1000 $1000
SAVE $0

$2799 $2149
SAVE $650

$750 $450
SAVE $300

$300 $170
SAVE $130

$1099 $899
SAVE $200

$280 $220
SAVE $60

$1299 $1169
SAVE $130

$998 $498
SAVE $500

$1999 $1799
SAVE $200

$1180 $1050
SAVE $130

$4499 $4499
SAVE $0

Upgrade the memory of your 2019 iMac up to 128GB

MacBook Pro eSATA with OWC QX2 RAID-5 Enclosure

The 8TB OWC QX2 enclosure in RAID-5 mode (striping + parity) was used for this test. In RAID-5 mode, its capacity is 6TB of usable storage, and it can tolerate failure of one of the four hard drives while continuing to operate. See the review.

Performance of the QX2 represents the fastest possible results you’ll get with eSATA on the MacBook Pro with any external hard-drive based enclosure, though dual-drive striped enclosures should offer similar performance.

Analysis

Read performance is fast with the OWC Slim and the Sonnet Pro, but lags with the Sonnet Edge. (On the Mac Pro with an appropriate SATA card, read performance is typicall ~200MB/sec with the QX2 and certain SATA cards).

MB/sec, longer is faster

Write performance has always been impaired with eSATA through the MBP ExpressCard/34 slot, and runs here at about 60% of the potential speed seen on a Mac Pro. The Sonnet Edge lags the other two cards.

MB/sec, longer is faster

 


Save the tax, we pay you back, instantly!
View all handpicked deals...

Xerox B215 Multifunction Monochrome Laser Printer
$260 $140
SAVE $120

diglloyd.com | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
Mailing Lists | RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2020 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.
Display info: __RETINA_INFO_STATUS__