HornetTek has a good track record of providing quality products that don't break the bank. The X2-RAID appears to be a slice of the same. When it comes to features, I have to admit that I didn't even know there were so many ways to RAID just two drives; this shows that the company is looking to take the extra steps needed to make products interesting.
We have yet to find the X2-RAID available in the wild, but when we were sent the unit we were told it would launch right after CES. The X2-JBOD is already available at MWAVE in the US, so I am sure the X2-RAID will soon follow. I am quite surprised to see the 40 Dollar price point HornetTek was able to put on the JBOD version and even if they are able to see the RAID version for twice the price of the JBOD, it will be a bargain.
The performance of the X2-RAID is quite impressive. It was a shock to see it performing at the same levels of the AXUS FiT 500 and Promise DS4600 even though both of those units use twice the amount of hard drives as the X2-RAID. Still, the pricing information will let us know the true value and as long as HornetTek is able to be competitive with other products on the market, they will have a winner with the X2-RAID.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [The Packaging]
- Page 4 [The HornetTek X2-RAID]
- Page 5 [Test System Setup]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - HD Tune Pro]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Everest Random Access Time]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Passmark]
- Page 10 [Final Thoughts]