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Stardom Announces ST8-U5, ATTO R380 and Hitachi 2TB Drives Performance Results

Stardom announced that the ST8-U5 8 drive mini-SAS product running with ATTO’s newest MAC driver for the ATTO ExpressSAS R380 card can reach 800MB/s plus, in RAID 5, in independent testing.

The tests were provided, unprompted, by a very respected, professional video editing resource. The source was very impressed with the performance of the Stardom ST8-U5 product along with the ATTO R380 card and Hitachi 2 TB drives. The source tested the new firmware on the ATTO ExpressSAS R380 SAS card and the Stardom SOHOTANK ST8-U5, which was loaded with Hitachi drives using a 16.0 GB sized file in 2048×1556 10-bit RGB format, the drive pushed 705 MB/s writes and 775 MB/s reads. Further, using a 16.0 GB sized file in DVCProHD 1080i60 format, the drive pushed over 822 MB/s read speeds.

The SohoTANK ST8-U5 Features:

  • Hot Swappable Tray Modules
  • Mini-SAS interface
  • Hassle free drive installation and removal
  • Alarm buzzer when fan or power supply is defective
  • 2 – 9cm Ball Bearing fans
  • Portable Desktop Form Factor
  • LED Drive & System Status indication
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