Areca ARC-8050T2 Thunderbolt 2 8-Bay RAID Tower DAS Review (Page 4)

| Jul 30, 2014 at 9:08 am CDT
Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Areca

Random and Sequential Workloads with HDDs

All testing below was done with eight WD Red 2TB drives.

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Random read was rather impressive across all arrays. As you can see at QD32, we were able to reach 600 IOPS across the board.

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Random write was quite good with RAID 0, while RAID 10 came in at 1160 IOPS at QD32.

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RAID 0 and RAID 5 paved the way with sequential, reaching 719 MB/s and 722 MB/s, respectively.

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RAID 0 again was the quickest array with sequential write, coming in at 702 MB/s.

Random and Sequential Workloads with SSDs

All testing below was done on eight SanDisk Extreme Pro 256GB SSDs.

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Above, we have our very first test run with SSDs. As you can see, we maxed out Thunderbolt 2 at 63,284 random read IOPS.

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Random write IOPS came in at 69,511 at QD16.

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Sequential read for the Areca came in at 1448.4 MB/s at QD32.

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Sequential write came in at 1386.7 MB/s at QD32 with our RAID 0 array.

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