Thunderbay 4 mini (or alternative)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Reticuli, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. Reticuli macrumors regular

    Reticuli

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    #1
    I really like the look of the thunderbay 4 mini
    Sadly, it doesn't seem to be widely available at any half decent price in the UK.

    Does anyone know of an alternative solution where I can put 4 SSDs in a nice neat enclosure, Raid0 them and use over thunderbolt 2 as a super fast volume?

    Thanks!
     
  2. mikeboss macrumors 65816

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  3. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

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    Wouldn't Raid-0 4 SSDs be a lot faster than the Thunderbolt 2 bus can deliver?
     
  4. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    4 SATA3 SSDs in RAID0 can probably hit 2-2.2GB/s while TB2 can handle a maximum of 2GB/s (4 PCIe 2.0 lanes) so it's a pretty good match.
     
  5. matreya macrumors 65816

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    Why not buy it direct from OWC? I bought two of them, and I live in Australia :)

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    Not really, the Thunderbay 4 mini delivers about 380MB/sec per drive, so 4 of them in RAID0 would hit the maximum speed threshold of the Thunderbay 4 mini, which I believe is 1350MB/sec. So no, it wouldn't strain a TB2 bus...
     
  6. rebby macrumors 6502

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    That's roughly what I see out of my 4 SSD RAID0 setup in a TB4 Mini. Actual numbers tested out between 1200 and 1300 MB/s IIRC.
     

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