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CalDigit T4 Thunderbolt 2 Quad-Drive RAID Array Storage Unit Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Thunderbolt in Storage | Posted: Dec 18, 2014 7:06 am
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TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: CalDigit

AJA System Test 720p

 

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In our 720p RAID 0 testing, the T4 did quite well matching what we found with both the T3 and Thunderbay IV from OWC. Results came in at 742 MB/s read and 733 MB/s write.

 

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Moving to 720p RAID 1, we found the T4 coming in at 212 MB/s read and 182 MB/s write.

 

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720p RAID 5 allowed the T4 to reach 554 MB/s read and 538 MB/s write.

 

 

AJA System Test 1080p

 

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Switching our workload over to 1080p, we start with RAID 0 results where the CalDigit T4 managed 737 MB/s read and 732 MB/s write.

 

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Swapping over to RAID 1, we found performance touching 243 MB/s read and 184 MB/s write.

 

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RAID 5 with our 1080p workload had the T4 producing 555 MB/s read and 543 MB/s write.

 

 

AJA System Test 4K

 

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Out last workload is 4K, and starting with RAID 0, we found the T4 doing quite well. Here we have 743 MB/s read and 731 MB/s write for the CalDigit just behind the Thunderbay IV at 786 MB/s read and 789 MB/s write.

 

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4K and RAID 1 produced 275 MB/s read with 183 MB/s write right with other enclosures in our charts.

 

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In our 4K testing with RAID 5, the T4 performed quite well with results right with the OWC Thunderbay IV. Here we had 558 MB/s read and 450 MB/s write.

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