Posts Tagged ‘RAID’

Thunderbolt Devices

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

We mentioned the announcement of Elgato’s portable Thunderbolt SSD last week, and since then it appears as though more and more Thunderbolt devices are being announced, as more and more users are looking for high speed storage solutions.

ars technica has a good preview of the Thunderbolt devices on display at the 2012 International CES, which is currently underway in Las Vegas.

Our head tech James recently implemented Promise’s Pegasus RAID with Thunderbolt at one client site, and reported that the transfer speeds EXCEEDED his expectations. With the Promise Pegasus R6 Thunderbolt RAID + Mac mini server, reads over AFP / the network were clocking in at 100MB/s (or, 800Mbps, which would be the theoretical FireWire max).  Some site examples: 8GB upload over the network in under 2 minutes (i.e., much faster than a direct FireWire connection), and a 100GB download in around 10 minutes.

DroboPro for increased storage

Friday, May 29th, 2009

We recently recommended a 2.0TB miniStack drive to one of our clients (a small office with five users) to use as a Time Machine backup destination.  This size drive is perfect for this client, but for our clients who need more storage and high speed performance, we are looking to the DroboPro.

With 8 SATA bays, the DroboPro supports up to 16TB currently (12.48TB of usable storage single disk redundancy or 10.89TB dual disk redundancy).  This is much less expensive than similar options on the market right now and it has so much higher capacity!


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