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Product Review: HighPoint RocketStor 6314A (Revisited)

November 9, 2015  •  By Larry Jordan

DUPLICATING A LARGE FILE

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Another way to test speed is to duplicate a file. This requires copying a file from the RAID to the Computer and back to the RAID again.

Duplicating a 20 GB file took about 1:22, with a transfer speed (in RAID 5 mode) of around 300 MB/second.

Darn fast.

THINGS I’D LIKE TO SEE FIXED IN THE FUTURE

My only complaint is that the fan/drive noise is fairly loud. Decreasing the fan noise and adding some acoustic deadening inside the enclosure would go a long way to making this device more desktop friendly.

SUMMARY

For all normal HD or SD video editing, this system has more speed than you will ever need. And, in most non-multicam situations, you won’t even tax it.

When it comes to media, while SSD systems are faster, they still don’t have the storage capacity of spinning media. So I like SSDs for my boot drive and spinning media for all external drives.

When it comes to performance, the RocketStor 6314A Thunderbolt 2 RAID from HighPoint Technologies has speed to burn. Installation is easy, the User Guides are accurate and the unit looks good on a desktop.

My only concern is that the fan and drives make a moderate amount of noise, so plan on connecting this with a 6′ Thunderbolt cable so you can move it away from your ear.

What impresses me most, though, is the responsiveness HighPoint showed in addressing critical issues that made the first release of this unit unusable. Their entire team is to be congratulated for getting these issues fixed so quickly and completely.

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