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Benchmark your SSD or hard disk speed
Authored by: EldRick on Jul 11, '12 10:39:01AM

That's not really very fast for Thunderbolt.

I bought a Factory Refurb LaCie Little Big Drive for $229 (LaCie.com), removed the drives and the fan, and replaced the drives with a pair of SSDs. Using RAID0, I get around 450MB/s read and 360MB/s write speeds with every test I've tried. It's much faster than the internal SSD in my 2011 iMac.



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Benchmark your SSD or hard disk speed
Authored by: kirkmc on Jul 11, '12 11:23:09AM
Yes, the WD My Book is a bit slower, but it has no fan, which is a big plus. I wonder, though, if I should be getting higher speeds... Oh, BTW, I'm not using RAID 0. I'm using mine as two 2 TB disks. That cuts the speed in half.
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Edited on Jul 11, '12 11:24:12AM by kirkmc


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