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Early Benchmarks of the Thunderbolt LaCie Little Big Disk

Early benchmarks of the new Thunderbolt LaCie Little Big Disk have been posted online by MacRumors forum member ender21. The device just became available last week. The 1TB model costs $399.99 and the 2TB model costs $499.99.
Using SATA Drive
With Transfer rates. I only did one transfer per configuration, using a 6.22GB Quicktime file, reading from a 6Gbps SSD to the TB Drive, and back again.
1) 1 7200RPM 500GB Drive
6.22GB File
TO Drive – 67 secs = 93MB/s – Peak 106MB/s
FR Drive – 60 secs = 103MB/s – Peak 119.5MB/s
2) 2 7200RPM 500GB Drives – Raid 0
6.22GB File –
Block Size 256K
TO Drive – 41 secs = 152MB/s – Forgot to note Peak
FR Drive – 32 secs = 194MB/s – Peak 197.5MB/s
Block Size 128K
TO Drive – 41 secs = 152MB/s – Peak 175.5MB/s
FR Drive – 32 secs = 194MB/s – Peak 202MB/s
Block Size 64K
TO Drive – 38 secs = 163.6MB/s – Peak 193MB/s
FR Drive – 32 secs = 194 MB/s – Peak 197MB/s
Block Size 32K
TO Drive – 39 secs = 159MB/s – Peak 185MB/s
FR Drive – 31 secs = 200MB/s – Peak 199.9MB/s
3) 1 5400RPM Seagate 1TB Drive
TO Drive – 72 secs = 86MB/s – Peak 96MB/s
FR Drive – 72 secs = 86MB/s – Peak 96MB/s
Using SSD Drives
I used two Crucial M4 64GB SSDs (FW0009). Using the same 6.22GB file.
1) Block Size 64K
TO Drive – 207MB/s – Peak 216MB/s
FR Drive – 183MB/s – Peak 204MB/s
2) Block Size 128K
TO Drive – 214MB/s – Peak 220MB/s
FR Drive – 188MB/s – Peak 192MB/s
3) Block Size 256K
TO Drive – 214MB/s – Peak 220MB/s
FR Drive – 188MB/s – Peak 222MB/s
For those who prefer graphs, AnandTech has created some nice ones which can be seen below…
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