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[Thunder2 Quad] What kind of performance do I get with regular hard disk drives?

Following are some benchmark results with regular 3.5" SATA hard disk drives. As usual, please keep in mind that test results may vary greately depending on the hard drives, the computer and the benchmark tool.

  • Computer: MacBook Pro Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013
  • System: Mac OS X 10.9.4
  • Enclosure: AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad
  • HDDs: 4 x 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300
  • Benchmark: Disk Speed Test v2.2 from Blackmagicdesign

Striped RAID Set

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Mirrored RAID Set

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RAID 10 (Striped Set of Mirrors)

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RAID 5 (MacZFS)

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RAID 5 (SoftRAID)

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Concatenated Disk Set System

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Non-RAID (independent volumes)

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