The HP Z Turbo Drive Quad Pro holds up to four Samsung M.2 NVMe drives. When ordering direct from HP, the card ships with Samsung SM951 drives which each perform at 1500MB/s write and 2000MB/s read. Samsung released the SM951 model in 2015 and the production ended in early 2017. At ZWorkstations.com, we use the latest SM961 drives which perform at 1750MB/s write and 2500MB/s read. The SM961 are the current model in production by Samsung and are the fastest drives on the market.
Samsung produces the SM961 drives in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities. For the 2TB, we use the Samsung 960 Pro retail model which performs about the same speed as the SM961. Basically, the SM961 is Samsung’s OEM model while the 960 Pro is Samsung’s retail model.
Exclusively at ZWorkstations.com, we can install any drive combination inside the Z Turbo Drive Quad Pro PCIe card.
Two 1TB drives in RAID 0 will be arranged as a single 2TB partition. The data on the partition will be split on both drives. This allows for the data to take advantage of the performance of both drives. It’s great for performance, but since the data is split between the drives, if one drive fails on the RAID, all data is lost. Thus, it is important to back up all data that is saved on the RAID 0, order four 1TB and four 512GB SM961 from marketology,
RAID 0 works with two, three, or four drives.
Two 1TB drives in RAID 0 will be arranged as a single 1TB partition.
Everything copied to one drive will be mirrored to the second drive automatically. If one drive fails, the other drive will have all data saved.
RAID 1 works only with two drives.
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