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LaCie 5Big Thunderbolt 10TB DAS Review - Benchmarks - Thunderbolt on OS X 10.8

LaCie 5Big Thunderbolt 10TB DAS Review

The 5Big line-up gets a Thunderbolt upgrade and the performance is astounding. Read on as we look at the 5Big Thunderbolt from LaCie.

| SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Jan 1, 1970 12:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: LaCie

Benchmarks - Black Magic Design DST, Xbench and AJA System Test


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Within Mac OS X 10.8.5 we used a 5GB file size with Black Magic Design DST. Above, we have the results with the 5Big Thunderbolt in RAID 0 - this is truly mind blowing as we haven't seen Thunderbolt stretch it legs like this until now.


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RAID 1 results were pretty typical coming in at 219 MB/s read and 137 MB/s write.


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In our Xbench testing we found yet another hint of the performance of the LaCie 5Big Thunderbolt and just Thunderbolt as an interface for storage solutions. If we take a look at the results, you will notice the 5Big really excels in uncached sequential write with 4K blocks at 1158 MB/s.


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RAID 1 results were pretty similar in Xbench as we saw with Blackmagicdesign DST.


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AJA System test is one of a few storage focused benchmarks for OS X. Here we have the 5Big Thunderbolt in RAID 0 streaming a 720p video file over 200 frames with read/write speed recorded for each frame.


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Above, we have the same test run through with a 1080p video file over 200 frames. Notice we still have the same crash in throughput around frame 10-15, most likely due to the HDDs caching and the RAID overhead.


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Above, we have the 720p test repeated with the 5Big in RAID 1. Notice how consistent this test run is compared to the heart monitor pace the RAID 0 was creating.


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Again, with 1080p and RAID 1 this time around, the 5Big hold steady performance throughout the entire 200 frame series in writes.

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