All Posts by Date or last 15, 30, 90 or 180 days.
also by Lloyd: photography and

Links on this site earn me fees or commissions.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases @AMAZON

Consult with Lloyd: cameras, computers, backup, etc...
Lloyd’s Patreon
Designed for the most demanding needs of photographers and videographers.
Connect and charge all of your devices through a single Thunderbolt or USB-C port.

RAID-0 Scalability: 60TB and 12 Hard Drives in Three OWC Thunderbay 4 Enclosures

Using three OWC Thunderbay 4 units, I explored the performance boundaries if I/O. Each Thunderbay unit was connected to one of the Thunderbolt 2 busses on the 2013 Mac Pro so that each would have full TB2 bandwidth.

The result show near linear scalability through 8 drives, with 9 drives and beyond dropping slightly in performance. This is a lot of bandwidth and could be useful when (for example) cloning from one RAID to another.

Note that more than 4 drives in a RAID-0 is increasingly risky because the volume is lost by failure of one drive—use RAID-5 for fault tolerance (OWC offers a Thunderbay 4 solution with RAID-5 preconfigured). But this test was about exploring the performance playground on the 2013 Mac Pro.

Click for larger graph.

RAID-0 striping scalability using OWC Thunderbay 4 with 5TB hard drives
View all handpicked deals...

Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera
$3399 $2999
SAVE $400 | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
Mailing Lists | RSS Feeds |
Copyright © 2020 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.
Display info: __RETINA_INFO_STATUS__