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    HEXUS webmaster Steve's Avatar
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    840 times in 475 posts :: LaCie TwoBig 1TB DAS enclosure

    We've had some fun with eSATA before, thanks to the Thecus N2050. Today we have a similar product from LaCie on test. We got 1TB worth of storage to test, so let's get on with it...
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    Why not test the Big mode where it is safer than RAID0 and have more space than RAID1? That will show how the controller (inside the enclosure) affect the performance.

    And the NV RAID0 and LSI Megaraid results seem too low to me. Especially the IOMeter sustained write. Even my friend's old 3Ware 7500-8 (4x200G IDE RAID5) managed 37MB/s write. (I missed that LSI Megaraid review apparently). NV RAID0 barely faster than a single 750G disk is definitely wrong, my 4x300 on NF4 (raided in windows) gets 200MB/s easy.

    For eSATA+RAID0 not even as fast as single disk I wouldn't give it a "Speed" award.
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    It squares up to the N2050 and in comparison to USB 2.0 is a lot quicker, which is what in our opinion warrants the award.

    I don't agree that big mode is any safer than RAID-0 really. If a drive fails you're still losing data; all of it if you're unlucky... so only slightly safer.

    NVRAID 0 isn't with two 750GB disks it's with 2x 250GB disks. Seems the pependicularly arranged 750GB can read mighty fast.

    Hope that clears a few things up.
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