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Traditional wisdom says...
10-30-2012, 05:13 PM
Post: #1
Traditional wisdom says...
If a new release movie has the faith of the studio and director, it's screened early to generate good 'word of mouth'.

If it sucks, it's held until release day so the public can't be warned about how bad it is.

The Mini has already shipped and there are NO write-ups/releases to be found. 0_o

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11-06-2012, 05:50 PM
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RE: Traditional wisdom says...
The units are shipping and in the hands of the end-user. Where are the reviews?

I'm sticking by my original post. ~200MB for a Thunderbolt array?

My USB3 array gets ~180MB.

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11-06-2012, 11:39 PM
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RE: Traditional wisdom says...
(11-06-2012 05:50 PM)mgriffin34 Wrote:  The units are shipping and in the hands of the end-user. Where are the reviews?

I'm sticking by my original post. ~200MB for a Thunderbolt array?

My USB3 array gets ~180MB.

What USB 3 array are you using?
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11-06-2012, 11:42 PM (This post was last modified: 11-07-2012 12:33 AM by mgriffin34.)
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RE: Traditional wisdom says...
2x 3TB Western Digital USB3 drives in a RAID0 on my Mac Mini Server. Nothing fancy.
https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=C0...https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=C0FED730191

BTW- here is the built-in SSD for the OS
https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=C0...https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=C0FED730191

Can a Mini or 5D show me anything close to these speeds?

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11-07-2012, 05:32 AM
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RE: Traditional wisdom says...
(11-06-2012 11:42 PM)mgriffin34 Wrote:  2x 3TB Western Digital USB3 drives in a RAID0 on my Mac Mini Server. Nothing fancy.
Also nothing redundant or which you can upgrade with larger drives: both reasons to get a Drobo.

Quote:Can a Mini or 5D show me anything close to these speeds?
Of course not, but if we're comparing purely on transfer rates, my RAM drive beats the snot out of your RAID0.
You do have a valid point, though. Drobos aren't speed demons. These new models have the potential to make them more competitive.

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11-07-2012, 08:21 AM
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RE: Traditional wisdom says...
(11-06-2012 11:42 PM)mgriffin34 Wrote:  Can a Mini or 5D show me anything close to these speeds?

Actually, my new Drobo mini equipped with 4 Hitachi 1TB 7200rpm hard drives and no mSATA is clocking about 190MB/s write and 236MB/s read, which I'm pretty happy with. This is over Thunderbolt.
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11-07-2012, 09:29 AM
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RE: Traditional wisdom says...
(11-07-2012 05:32 AM)rdo Wrote:  
(11-06-2012 11:42 PM)mgriffin34 Wrote:  2x 3TB Western Digital USB3 drives in a RAID0 on my Mac Mini Server. Nothing fancy.
Also nothing redundant or which you can upgrade with larger drives: both reasons to get a Drobo.

Quote:Can a Mini or 5D show me anything close to these speeds?
Of course not, but if we're comparing purely on transfer rates, my RAM drive beats the snot out of your RAID0.
You do have a valid point, though. Drobos aren't speed demons. These new models have the potential to make them more competitive.

I'm already a staunch advocate of the Drobo. I love mine. I have a 5D on pre-order. I was just hoping for better speeds out of the new units.

BTW- I posted my USB and SSD numbers because the new Drobos should fall somewhere in the middle. Instead, it looks like the Mini, at least, is on par with a USB3 RAID.

That's still plenty of bandwidth for my needs. I get along fine with my FW800 4-bay Drobo. Big Grin

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11-07-2012, 10:16 AM
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RE: Traditional wisdom says...
It's a good upsell metric. (Slightly) Improved performance with more data longevity (I struggled to find a word that wasn't easily misunderstood like security).

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11-08-2012, 07:00 AM (This post was last modified: 11-08-2012 07:01 AM by Paul.)
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RE: Traditional wisdom says...
"longformance"? Smile
"perfgevity" Smile

(btw i have XP home SP2, a Drobo v1 with 2x 1TB/2x 1.5TB WD greens, & a bkp Drobo v2 with the same + a DroboShare: unused)
& a DroboS v2 with 3xWD15EADS &2x1TB in DDR mode on win7, & a drobo5D (all usb)
  • btw i did a sustained (write) operation for about 6 hours, and got 13.2MB / sec ...objection? "sustained" :)
    (16.7MB/s on a v2 & 47-96MB/s drobo-s)
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