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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
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: CalDigit

AJA System Test 720p




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.




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




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



AJA System Test 1080p




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.




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




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



AJA System Test 4K




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.




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




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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