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RAID

Various types of RAID setups..

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 40TB SSD (in Thunderbay 4 Mini)

Ultra high flat-line performanc in 40 Terabyte capacity.

OWC Thunderbay 6

Six bay storage solution with RAID-0/1/4/5/10 or non-RAID..

OWC Thunderbay IV / 4 Thunderbolt Enclosure

High performance with hard drives or SSDs..

CalDigit T3 3-Drive Thunderbolt Enclosure

Three drives in a high-grade enclosure..

Drobo 5D with Thunderbolt or USB3

RAID reliability in easy to configure 5-drive enclosure for full-size hard drives..

Upgrading Your Mac

When and Why to Upgrade Your Mac..

Fast and Reliable Hardware RAID

How fast and reliable can RAID-0, RAID-5 and RAID-6 go using an 8-drive mini-SAS box and a hardware RAID card?.

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD

Fast 6 Gbps solid state drives eclipse prior generations with 500+ MB/sec..

OWC Mercury Electra 6G 960GB SSD

Fast 6 Gbps high capacity SSD..

MacBook Pro eSATA Cards

A review of eSATA cards for the MacBook Pro..

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

2019

2019-02-16 When a Hard Drive Fails: Rebuilding a RAID-5 in SoftRAID

2019-01-24 TESTED: OWC Thunderbay 6, RAID-0 and RAID-5 Performance

2019-01-24 OWC Thunderbay 6 vs OWC Thunderbay 4: What If 5 Drives Are Used for RAID-5?

2018

2018-09-18 OWC Launches SoftRAID Version 5.7

2017

2017-05-23 SoftRAID Updated to Version 5.6

2017-02-21 SoftRAID Updated to Version 5.5.6

2016

2016-11-26 OWC 40TB SSD: RAID-4 vs RAID-5 from 32KiB to 512MiB Transfers

2016-11-26 OWC 40TB SSD Sequential Transfer Speed: RAID-4 beats RAID-5 by 16% for Reads

2016-11-25 TESTED: OWC 40TB Thunderbay 4 Mini SSD with RAID-0 Stripe and RAID-4 Fault Tolerance

2016-04-11 OWC Announces SoftRAID 5.5: allows users to convert Apple RAID volumes to SoftRAID

2015

2015-11-18 SoftRAID RAID-4 / RAID-5 Performance with Heavy CPU load

2015-11-17 HGST 8TB Ultrastar He8: RAID-4, RAID-0, RAID-5 Scalability

2015-11-12 How to Use 32TB or 40TB of 8TB Hard Drives?

2015-11-11 REVIEWED: HGST 8TB Ultrastar He8 Hard Drive, Singly and in RAID

2015-11-10 Coming Soon for Testing: HGST 8TB Ultrastar He8 Hard Drive

2015-10-31 OWC Thunderbay 4 Deal: 20TB RAID-5 Edition Deal: now with Spare 5TB Drive

2015-10-16 OWC Thunderbay 4 Deal: 20TB RAID-5 Edition Deal: now with Spare 5TB Drive

2015-10-08 Apple Kills Off RAID Support in OS X El Capitan, Leaving Users Dangling in the Wind: SoftRAID is the Solution Now

2015-09-02 OWC Thunderbay can be Partitioned into Multiple RAID-5 Volumes

2015-08-22 DEAL: OWC Thunderbay 4 RAID-5 Edition with Extra 4TB Drive

2015-05-22 RAID-5 Can Partitioned

2015-04-07 SoftRAID 5.0.7 Delivers Performance Enhancements

2014

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

2014-11-25 RAID-0 vs RAID-4 or RAID-5: Does the CPU Usage Matter?

2014-11-23 RAID-0 vs RAID-4 or RAID-5: Does the CPU Usage Matter?

2014-11-22 RAID: Performance vs Transfer Size

2014-11-22 RAID-5 vs RAID-4: Which is Faster?

2014-11-21 SoftRAID 5.0.5 Released

2014-11-14 OWC Offers Thunderbay Mini, Thunderbolt v2 Enclosure for 2.5-Inch SSDs or Hard Drives (4 bays)

2014-10-11 RAID-5 Can Partitioned

2014-08-31 Simplify Your Storage: Fast, Reliable, Expandable

2014-08-05 OWC Offers Thunderbay in RAID-5 Edition

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

2014-07-25 Four SSDs in OWC Thunderbay 4 test with RAID-0 and RAID-5

2014-06-29 Testing the OWC Thunderbay 4

2014-06-27 OWC Thunderbay IV vs Thunderbay 4

2014-06-25 OWC Ships Thunderbay 4-Drive Solution with Thunderbolt 2

2014-06-16 OWC Thunderbay Special

2014-06-10 Big Fault Tolerant Storage: OWC Now Offers a Supported and Preconfigured RAID-5 Solution via SoftRAID + Thunderbay

2014-06-08 SoftRAID 5: RAID-5 Can Be One Huge Volume, or Partitioned to Suit

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

2014-06-08 SoftRAID 5: How it Works (Screen Shots)

2014-06-03 Awesome: SoftRAID with RAID-5 rebuild

2014-05-28 OWC Thunderbay as RAID-5 or RAID 1+0 Video Storage Solution

2014-01-01 Soft RAID 5 to Offer RAID-5 and RAID 1+0 Fault Tolerance via Software for Any Multi-Drive Setup

2012

2012-04-04 4TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 Hard Drive for 16TB Inside a Mac Pro

2011

2011-08-14 One Good Reason to use SoftRAID — Predicting Drive Failure

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

2010

2010-12-29 OWC QX2 RAID now with up to 12TB

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