LaCie 'Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2': ridiculously fast desktop storage


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#2

Raid 0! Shudders Twice the space, Twice the failure rate!


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Tested rate: 1400+MB/sec…

So the real-life speed for end-users should be about 50-60MB/sec.


#4

Back up early, back up often, consider soft-RAID on any data you can’t afford to lose…


#5

That’s 11Gbps. That’s really impressive, consumer grade hardware can’t keep up with that with any kind of real workload. You pretty much need a dummy application just dumping data to the drive as fast as possible to even have a shot at hitting that limit.


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I might be a statistical anomaly but the couple of drives I purchased from LaCie both conked out on me. I’m not necessarily down on the company but I’m not going to buy anything from them right out of the gates.


#7

What I need this for? Well, let’s just say I’ll order with a very large box of kleenex.


#8

“what else you’d want this for?”

Funny you should ask. “Hacker News” has been down and restoring backup for over 10 hours today.


#9

“My hard disk crashed, my hard disk crizzashed,
That’s where all my good porn was stizzashed…”

(From one of the better entries from the “remix this collection of disk-crash noises” contest some years ago.)


#10

Somewhat more frivolous, but the first possibility that struck me was virtually eliminating level loading times in games.


#11

I’ll tell you what I want this for- my home/work recording studios. This would be absolutely brilliant.


#12

Welllllll… a ramdisk doesn’t do that much better than a regular SSD so that might not work out.

To my eye, gameplay begins at 43 sec with ramdisk, 46 sec with SSD. Traditional HDD is as expected hideously awful at ~108 seconds.


#13

Okay, so this ‘ridiculously fast desktop storage’ is 6.5% quicker than SSD, gotcha.


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