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LaCie 5Big Thunderbolt 10TB DAS Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Oct 30, 2013 2:06 am
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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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