SoftRAID's performance vs. AppleRAID
Subject: SoftRAID's performance vs. AppleRAID
I have recently installed SoftRAID Lite on my system because I'm afraid managing RAIDs is no longer an Apple focus area.
A week ago I used Yosemite to create an AppleRAID-1 (mirror) and then under EC I populated this RAID-1 with around 1 TB of data using CCC. The data rate displayed by CCC for this was around 200 GB per hour.
Today I performed the exact same thing but with the RAID-1 created with SoftRAID Lite. The CCC is displaying around 290 GB per hour. That is a very significant improvement over using AppleRAID.
Is this an expected result ?
Yes, SoftRAID Mirror reads are much faster than Apple's Mirror reads.