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40TB SSD: OWC Thunderbay 4 Mini

Here it is folks: an about $28000 40TB SSD, consisting of four 10TB Sage Electronics 2.5-inch “Black Edition” SSDs in the four bays of the OWC Thunderbay 4 Mini (RAID Edition).

Who needs 40TB of SSD storage (30TB as RAID-5)? Any professional outfit shooting 4K or 6K or 8K video for starters. Huge databases, huge collections of photos or sound and so on. Anything where high bandwidth and huge capacity are needed. An ultra-fast backup device for another similar capacity unit and/or many other devices.

On top of the huge capacity and extreme peformance (about 1200 MB/sec across the 40TB capacity), the OWC Thunderbay 4 Mini is tiny for the capacity it offers. It can easily fit into small bag, perhaps even into a briefcase. That makes it an incredibly powerful tool for any video professional or similar requiring huge capacity while on shoots. Or airline travel where bulk and weight count.

The next closest thing would be the 40TB OWC Thunderbay 4 RAID Edition, which is quite a bit bulkier and heavier. But at about $2997 it offers as much capacity in a hard drive format at about 1/9 the cost (and lower performance that is variable as the capacity fills, as all hard drives solutions do).

Below, the four SSDs are setup as a 40TB RAID-0 stripe.

As shown, the screen shot from SoftRAID is inverted intentionally, as an attention getter.

SoftRAID showing a 40TB RAID-0 stripe SSD in OWC Thunderbay 4 MIni

Testing

A long-running test is now in progress with the fill-volume command of diglloydTools DiskTester. More tests will follow after that completes.

diglloydIMAC:diglloydUtil lloyd$ disktester fill-volume OWC_40TB
DiskTester 2.2.14 64-bit, diglloydTools 2.2.14, 2016-08-04 14:00
Copyright 2006-2016 DIGLLOYD INC. All Rights Reserved
Use of this software requires a license. See https://macperformanceguide.com/Software-License.html

OS X 10.12.1, 8 CPU cores, 65536MiB memory 2016-11-23 at 15:16:33973

Volume: OWC_40TB Num files: 1000 Space to fill: 36.2 TiB File size: 37.0 GiB Transfer size: 131072 KiB Fill with: "0x0000000000000000" Free space to remain: 223.6 GiB = 0.60%

Creating up to 1000 files of size 37.0 GiB on volume "OWC_40TB" Speed shown includes file system create/open/allocate/write-- real world time.

Elapsed File# Qty 2sec 5sec 15sec 1min 2min 5min 15min 30min 60min 2s:15s 1m:5m ClockAvg 5s 0 5.62 GiB 1105 1143 1143 1143 1143 1143 1143 1143 1143 0.97 1.00 1130 ... Elapsed File# Qty 2sec 5sec 15sec 1min 2min 5min 15min 30min 60min 2s:15s 1m:5m ClockAvg 19522s 585 21.2 TiB 1124 1133 1140 1139 1141 1141 1140 1140 1141 0.99 1.00 1137 19527s 585 21.2 TiB 1147 1143 1142 1139 1141 1141 1141 1140 1141 1.00 1.00 1137 19532s 585 21.2 TiB 1149 1140 1139 1139 1141 1141 1141 1140 1141 1.01 1.00 1137 19537s 585 21.2 TiB 1131 1133 1139 1140 1140 1141 1141 1140 1141 0.99 1.00 1137 19542s 585 21.2 TiB 1142 1139 1139 1139 1140 1141 1141 1140 1141 1.00 1.00 1137 19547s 585 21.2 TiB 1139 1142 1138 1139 1140 1141 1141 1140 1141 1.00 1.01 1137 19552s 585 21.2 TiB 1164 1145 1140 1139 1140 1141 1141 1140 1141 1.02 1.01 1137 19557s 586 21.2 TiB 1124 1135 1138 1138 1139 1141 1141 1140 1141 0.99 1.01 1137 19562s 586 21.2 TiB 1163 1138 1138 1139 1139 1141 1141 1140 1141 1.02 1.01 1137 19567s 586 21.2 TiB 1125 1138 1136 1139 1139 1140 1141 1140 1141 0.99 1.01 1137 19572s 586 21.2 TiB 1126 1139 1140 1140 1139 1141 1141 1140 1141 0.99 1.01 1137 19577s 586 21.2 TiB 1137 1149 1143 1140 1139 1141 1141 1140 1141 0.99 1.01 1137 19582s 586 21.2 TiB 1120 1134 1141 1140 1139 1140 1141 1140 1141 0.98 1.01 1137 19588s 587 21.2 TiB 1134 1143 1142 1140 1139 1140 1141 1140 1141 0.99 1.02 1137 ...
SoftRAID showing a 40TB RAID-0 stripe SSD in OWC Thunderbay 4 MIni
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