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Areca ARC-8050T2 Thunderbolt 2 8-Bay RAID Tower DAS Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Thunderbolt in Storage | Posted: Jul 30, 2014 2:08 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Areca

AJA System Test


All of the below benchmark were ran with our Apple MacBook Pro and OS X 10.9.4




In our 720p workload, the RAID 0 and 10 array showed steady read performance throughout, while the RAID 5 array showed some jitter.




720p write looked more like a heart rate machine than a benchmark result, as you can see performance was a bit erratic.




1080p read showed a peak of 1340 MB/s for RAID 0.




1080p write performance was once again all over the place. After testing, we found this to be a setting within the web config. We were able to clean up these tests by setting the number of streams to six.




4K read calmed the chart down quite a bit. At its peak, the RAID 0 array touched 1400 MB/s.




4K write had the RAID 0 array showing a lot of variability. This was cleaned up after testing by optimizing the number of streams to a value of six.

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