The following is a little off-topic since my HP Z820 wont arrive until Friday.
With all of the talk of Thunderbolt for this and that and with the recent mention of my favorite topic the ioFX, here is a little teaser.
This is an 11" MacBook Air playing back 2K uncompressed 10bit DPX files from the ioFX in the mLogic Thunderbolt enclosure. (unenclosed for testing purposes)
The MacBook Air is running Windows 7 since OSX will flag unapproved devices to keep them from operating.
You can only expect an average of about 700+MB/s out of a Thunderbolt peripheral.
The ioFX can deliver 2X that when on the PCIe2 bus or better.
Here are some HD Tune Pro benchmarks for the ioFX vs. the OCZ RevoDrive3 X2, run on my "old" Z800:
This will allow the benchmark to measure the performance of the drive without interference from the topology of any data contained.
I found that a lot of other benchmarks will base their performance off of the peak io of the drives.
If you're editing 4K or 5K you don't need to know the peak performance as much as the average performance.
SSD's can still suffer from some of the same pitfalls as disk based media because they typically use SAS hard drive controllers and RAID controllers designed to manage spinning disks.
If you are mainly doing sequential reads then an SSD can be a great solution.
Getting back on topic, the v1.12 BIOS for the HP Z820 seems to be running fine. I was out of town all last week, but giving it a good run-through this morning....
So is this out yet? Pricing info?
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