I bought two of these (one for backup) and they ...
Scot M. Walker, Amazon
4 May 2015
Summary: I bought two of these (one for backup) and they read on my 2013 Mac Pro at 930 megs per second, according to an AJA benchmark. They are very quiet for non-flash hard drives. I have them on my desk behind my monitors. Very quiet. They wake from sleep very quickly too. I don't have a negative.
Excerpt: I have 3 of the drives setup as a RAID 5, and the remaining two setup as a RAID 1. Works exactly as expected, and thunderbolt 2 is incredibly fast. The RAID management software has a bit of learning curve, but once figured out, it's pretty straight forward.
Summary: I needed to first use this to extract information from drives of a failed machine, so replaced installed drives with those from old Mac. Was able to retrieve information. Then reinstalled the original drives. Set up a mirror RAID for TimeMachine. The other 3 drives are free to store videos etc.
Summary: I bought this system to use with a 2013 model iMac. I set it up in less than 10 minutes including the time it took to format four of the included drives into two RAID 1 sets for storing files with mirrored back up and one RAID 0 drive for Time Machine back up of the iMac's HD.
Summary: This thing is awesome. Its super fast, ridiculously quiet and runs really cool. I have had this drive for 6 months now and am really impressed. I have had horrible results with other enclosures and have lost drive after drive because of overheating. I can't believe how cool this thing runs.
Summary: The 5Big Thunderbolt drive arrived well packaged and ready-to-go out of the box configured as a Raid0 10TB drive (fast). After doing some tests, I decided to reconfigure it as a Raid0 6TB drive for fast Timemachine backups of my 3TB fusion drive, and a 2TB mirror (Raid1) for my sensitive documents.
Summary: What an amazing product--I have a digital media production company where I have to sling around large photography images and even bigger video files from the likes of up to the Canon C300 editing in FCPX--this thing blasts through all of it, like a hot knife through butter.
designed to get close to the max speed that Thunderbolt can support
Epsilon Delta, Amazon
28 April 2013
Summary: After studying more, it turns out that these multi-drive Thunderbolt RAID drives might be more towards the speed. Otherwise, USB 3.0 is good enough speed. The reason is that a single hard drive probably can give 120MB/s to 150MB/s read or write, so if it is 2 drives, then USB 3.0 is well enough for...