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[Thunder2 Quad] What kind of transfer rates can I achieve with a single SSD?

The maximum data transfer rate for a single solid state drive (SSD) in the AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad is about 370 MB/s, because each SATA controller in the AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad uses one PCIe lane at 5Gbps.

The following benchmark was done without a RAID system, so these are the results of a single SSD drive. As usual, please keep in mind that test results may vary greately depending on the drive, the computer and the benchmark tool.

  • Computer: MacBook Pro Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013
  • System: Mac OS X 10.10.2
  • Enclosure: AKiTiO Thunder2 Quad
  • SSD: 1 x 256GB SanDisk U100 Solid State Drive
  • Benchmark: Disk Speed Test v2.2 from Blackmagicdesign


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