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LaCie Updates d2 HDD With USB 3.0, Thunderbolt

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  • Thunderbolt
  • USB3
  • Hard Drives
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December 4, 2012 9:02:37 PM

The only use I see in using Copperpeak with storage devices are multiple HDDs and/or SSDs in RAID. A consumer SSD is unlikely to fill a Copperpeak's bandwidth, nevertheless a HDD.
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December 4, 2012 9:44:53 PM

$300 for 3,000GB? Get real
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December 4, 2012 10:50:13 PM

There are two or three companies that charge $600-$1000 for an empty Thunderbolt PCI-E chassis box, which consist of:

-Aluminum box with ventilation holes
-Thunderbolt to PCI-E adapter
-75W-100W PSU (for some of the models)
-Thunderbolt cable (a few models don't include cable)

Then again, maybe it's because the vast majority of the computers with a Thunderbolt port are Apple's computers, thus encouraging the manufacturers to attempt to price-gouge their customers.
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December 5, 2012 4:10:23 AM

Using Thunderbolt, you can transfer at 180 MB/s on this external HDD? And what is the current generation of Thunderbolt capable of in terms of speed? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think even USB 3.0 is capable of up to 400 MB/s. By comparison, Thunderbolt is capable of much more, I believe.
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December 5, 2012 10:23:01 AM

The limitation is the disk itself. Were this to have a large flash disk, the transfer rates would be much higher
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December 5, 2012 10:57:28 AM

JOSHSKORNUsing Thunderbolt, you can transfer at 180 MB/s on this external HDD? And what is the current generation of Thunderbolt capable of in terms of speed? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think even USB 3.0 is capable of up to 400 MB/s. By comparison, Thunderbolt is capable of much more, I believe.


hard to say because i dont know.

thunderbolt may have less overhead than usb3 which would make it faster
i have a usb3 external hdd, and i can say as far as read write speeds go its getting as much as it can get.

now seek time is the part i think you would see the biggest difference through usb and through sata... and i dont know the difference there.
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