Tyler's Router Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS Maximus IX Hero (buy from Amazon)
- CPU: Intel Core i7 7700K (buy from Amazon) / (Read our Review)
- Memory: G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 (buy from Amazon)
- Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Hybrid (buy from Amazon)
- OS Storage: Intel 730 480GB SSD (buy from Amazon) / (Read our Review)
- Secondary Storage: MyDigitalSSD BP5 512GB SSD (buy from Amazon)
- Case: EVGA DG-86 (buy from Amazon)
- Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 P2 (buy from Amazon)
- Networking: ASUS PCE-AC88 AC3100 (buy from Amazon)
- Networking: ASUS ROG 10G Express
- I/O: ASUS Thunderbolt EX3 (buy from Amazon)
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 (buy from Amazon)
The dashboard for the 8050T3 isn't much different from the T2. The RAID set menu gives you a look at all your drives. For this review, we are using eight BP5e SSDs from MyDigitalSSD.
The system configuration menu allows setup of the system beeper, task priority, and switching between JBOD and RAID modes. Further, you can enable NCQ and configure cache settings.
Advanced configuration allows you to setup TLER and drive timeout settings. You can also optimize the enclosure for AV recording and streaming if needed.
Ethernet configuration is simple and allows DHCP setup or manual configurations.
Above, you can see controller information; the 8050T3 uses an LSI SAS3108.
The hardware monitor keeps an eye on the RoC and voltages for the entire appliance. At the bottom, you can see the cache size for the RoC and current PCIe link states.
The hardware monitor keeps an eye on the RoC and voltages for the entire appliance.
As mentioned previously, RAID support includes 0, 3, 5, and 6, along with higher level 50 and 60.
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