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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!
Seasoning SSDs for Testing
Using multiple brands and models of SSDs heavily over the course of a year for real world use taught me a lot about their shortcomings. But for testing, an accelerated process is needed.
For this special report, all drives were brand-new. All drives were given the same “seasoning” to simulate real world use of a period of several months:
- DiskTester fill-volume;
- DiskTester fill-volume;
- Clone 22GB system onto drive;
- Virtual memory test (twice);
- Create 20 million 8K files.
- DiskTester fill-volume (final test).
Real world use can be more demanding than the above over the course of a year.
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The DiskTester fill-volume fills a volume with 1000 files, using 4MB writes. This is very “friendly” to a SSD because of the large writes, which cause no internal fragmentation..
Creating 20 million files
The last item, creating 20 million 8K files (DiskTester create-files), might seem excessive, but it is not. Rather it is an realistic way to simulate use over a period of months.
Installing Mac OS X and a few applications deposits 1/2 million files onto the drive, and there are many more disk writes to achieve that bootable system, along with subsequent system optimization writes.
With my own active software development, each day my build environment creates and deletes about 1/4 million files (thus at least a million files per week), with far more writes than that.
So 20 million files represents perhaps two months of use, and is thus eminently reasonable.
Work from home?
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System configuration for CPU, GPU, memory, SSD, backup, RAID, optimizing performance, workflow.
For YOUR optimal workflow
Avoid costly mistakes in throwing money at the problem for less performance and/or buying the wrong machine for your own needs!
Remote screen sharing available for RAID, software configuration, etc.
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The TRIM feature helps restore an SSD to its original performance. But this requires operating system support, and Mac OS X does not have it. PC users might fare better in keeping their SSD in good working order. Bottom line is that TRIM is a half-assed feature for inferior technology.
Blazingly fast Thunderbolt 3 SSD!
Up to 4TB capacity, USB-C compatible.
USB-C model also available
Up to 65% better pricing than Apple
Lloyd recommends 32GB RDIMM modules for most users (more expensive LRDIMMS are for 512GB or more).
Mac or PC.
Ideal for Lightroom, Photoshop, video.
Capacity up to 16TB!