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TESTED: OWC Thunderbay X8 SSD, Single SSD Blade

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re: TESTED: OWC ThunderBlade X8 Thunderbolt SSD RAID-0, RAID-5

Tested with the fill-volume command of diglloydTools DiskTester.
disktester fill-volume

For this test, a single SSD blade (1 of 8) was tested. Speed is quite modest, for unknown reasons possibly having to do with the way PCIe lanes are mapped to each individual blade (?).

My interest was in seeing the potential performance should a Thunderbolt 5 version of the ThunderBlade X8 become available.

Total potential bandwidth: 6.2 GiB/sec write and 6.4 GiB/sec read —  which (just) matches or exceeds the bandwidth of even Thunderbolt 5 — looks future=proof.

Write: 778 MiB/sec = 797 MB/sec
 Read: 803 MiB/sec = 822 MB/sec


OWC ThunderBlade X8: single SSD blade
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