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RAID

Various types of RAID setups..

Data Safety with RAID-1 Mirror

Protect your data with a fault-tolerant RAID-1 Mirror..

About Using Software RAID

Reasons for using software RAID, making the choice of RAID type, etc..

Software RAID Performance with SoftRAID 5

High performance RAID-0, RAID-1, RAID-5, RAID-1+0..

Software RAID with SoftRAID

Making software RAID volumes..

OWC Thunderbay 4 Mini

High performance with 2.5-inch hard drives or SSDs..

OWC Thunderbay IV / 4 Thunderbolt Enclosure

High performance with hard drives or SSDs..

OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual Thunderbolt / USB3

Dual-drive Thunderbolt + USB3 user-selectable RAID..

CalDigit T3 3-Drive Thunderbolt Enclosure

Three drives in a high-grade enclosure..

Upgrading Your Mac

When and Why to Upgrade Your Mac..

MacBook Pro eSATA Cards

A review of eSATA cards for the MacBook Pro..

OWC Portable Dual-Drive RAID-0 or RAID-1 Mini Enclosures

Dual-drive externals for travel or compact backup..

Drives and Expansion and Various

Reviews of various hardware and software..

Desktop Hard Drives

Performance and use..

HGST 8TB Ultrastar He8

Outstanding high-capacity enterprise hard drive..


Blog posts

2018

2018-01-21 2TB LaCie Bolt: Uses Two 'Blades' So Can Run as RAID-0 Stripe (default) or RAID-1 Mirror or Two Independent Volumes

2015

2015-10-16 Checking RAID-1 Mirror Status in OS X El Capitan (now that DiskUtility is toast for RAID)

2015-01-29 How Fast Can Eight (8) SSDs go: SoftRAID RAID 1+0 vs RAID 5

2014

2014-12-06 OWC Mercury Electra 6G 960GB SSD: RAID-0 Striping vs RAID-5 vs RAID-4 vs RAID-10

2014-08-04 SoftRAID 5 Goes Final: High Performance RAID 5, RAID 1+0, RAID-0, RAID-1

2014-07-29 RAID 1+0 Fault Tolerance with SoftRAID 5

2014-06-08 SoftRAID 5: Performance with RAID-0, RAID-5, RAID-1+0

2013

2013-12-26 OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual as Fault-Tolerant RAID-1 Mirror over Thunderbolt

2011

2011-04-09 Minimizing Down-time With A Fault-Tolerant MPG Pro Workstation

2011-03-13 Making a RAID-1 Mirror with SoftRAID 4

2010

2010-12-29 Two Compact and Portable Choices for Mirrored or Striped External Storage

2010-12-11 NewerTech Guardian Maximus 3TB RAID-1 Mirror for Fault Tolerance

2010-06-15 Cost Effective Reliable Backup and Storage

2010-05-23 Newer Technology Guardian Maximum 2TB RAID-1 Mirror for Plug and Play Reliability

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