Read speeds of up to 1300MB / s, AKitio Thunder 2 Quad external storage device found

Jul

27

2014

AKiTiO , Slider , peripheral product testing , news , product testing

Thunderbolt devices so far, still did not imagine the popularity, but in the professional market, choose Thunderbolt storage devices are a lot of people.

With ultra-high-speed transmission capacity, while not appear in the small deceleration gear transmission problems, coupled in series with a maximum storage capacity of 60,000 units and a desk screen, Thunderbolt actually has many advantages, but unfortunately it as in the past IEEE 1394, unable to go out widely.

At present, the main problem is that the price of Thunderbolt, certification and no third party wafer.

Intel Thunderbolt belong to the dominant transmission standard, Intel is also only an introduction of related chips, another product needed by the next Thunderbolt certification, various restrictions, so Thunderbolt universal difficult.

Having said that, but Thunderbolt or another related devices launched on the market, but the product is almost locked in the high-order market.

The receipt of Akitio of Thunder 2 Quad external storage device, using a Thunderbolt 2 specification, so official data shows that in the case of using four SSD model, this external storage device can reach a maximum 1370MB / s read speed, written part is 1300MB / s.

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Thunder 2 Quad can support up to four 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch hard disk SSD, confirmed by measurement, this external storage device can support 6TB hard drive, so the maximum capacity can reach 24TB.

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I / O part is quite simple, Thunder 2 Quad only Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt provides two main functions of Daisy Chain, allowing device into a repeater in series up to six Thunderbolt devices as well as a desk screen.

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Akitio Thunder 2 Quad addition to Raid 0 or a pattern established by the Mac OS “Disk Tools”, but also to establish a Raid 0 array, such as disk “Disk Management” on Windows systems. In addition, Thunder 2 Quad The external storage device also allows four hard disk alone.

We were using the four SSD with 4 Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 6TB tested in Raid 0 mode.

Composed by 4 SSD Raid 0, to read or write, in the blessing Thunderbolt 2, is unable to catch up with the speed of USB 3.0, but if the use of SSD, you have to make sacrifices partial capacity; put reader can Breakthrough 200MB / s hard disk after, although the overall literacy rate much slower than the SSD, but the terms of capacity has increased several times as much.

▼ SSD composed Raid 0;
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▼ 4 颗 Seagate 6TB composed Raid 0;

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In performance terms, Akitio Thunder 2 Quad and there is no need picky, but this requires special attention to the external storage device using software rather than hardware Raid, if you want to use like Raid 5 configuration is possible, but requires conducted through a third-party software.

Hard disk mounting portion, perhaps in need of special attention.

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Akitio Thunder 2 Quad external storage device having a latch at the bottom, you need to move it, while pushing hard in order to cover the slot before the launch; after the launch, you need to pull the front cover to replace the hard disk, use a similar design on the part of are concerned, is not difficult, but Akitio might think such a NAS storage device designed to replace a similar-like, perhaps, the user will be easier to replace the hard disk as well as convenient.

Overall, we give this Akitio Thunder 2 Quad Thunderbolt external storage device using the recommended score 8 points

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