ioSafe SoloPRO: Disaster Proofing Your Storage Needsby Ganesh T S on April 9, 2012 6:00 PM EST
The ioSafe SoloPRO unit was connected to the USB 3.0 port of an ASRock Vision 3D 252B machine. Based on the Cougar Point HM65 Intel Chipset, the PC's NEC based USB 3.0 ports are able to deliver the full USB 3.0 bandwidth. We benchmarked the SoloPRO with both IOMeter and HD Tune Pro. The results are presented below. Note that the performance metrics are a very minor aspect of what the ioSafe units are all about.
|Test||Transfer Rate (MBps)|
|4 KB Random Write||0.64|
|4 KB Random Read||0.27|
|128 KB Sequential Read||119.0|
|128 KB Sequential Write||107.8|
HD Tune Pro
With HD Tune Pro, reads and writes to the disks benchmarked at an average of around 99 MBps. The gallery below presents HD Tune Pro screenshots for read and write benchmarks as well as random access benchmarks.
At idle, the unit consumed 7.5 W (which is probably higher than the standard external hard drives due to the presence of a fan). During periods of heavy disk activity, the consumption was 9.2 W.