OK, FINALLY sat down to do a little testing. Since I haven’t started editing yet, I haven’t run the CalDigit S2VR thru it’s paces yet, and I will have a complete article on this soon, I just wanted to share some numbers I got comparing the S2VR Duo to my G-Raids.

Ready? Are you sure? Alrighty then.

G-RAID connected via FW800: DV/NTSC (1GB file)
Write: 46 MB/s
Read: 66.8 MB/s

S2VR Duo connected via Superlace eSATA: DV/NTSC (1GB file)
Write: 105.9 MB/s
Read: 106.2 MB/s

G-RAID connected via FW800: Uncompressed 10bit SD (1GB file)
Write: 53.6 MB/s
Read: 78.5 MB/s

S2VR Duo connected via Superlace eSATA: Uncompressed 10bit SD (1GB file)
Write: 107.9 MB/s
Read: 106.3 MB/s

G-RAID connected via FW800: DVCPRO HD 72060 (1GB file)
Write: 46 MB/s
Read: 66.8 MB/s

S2VR Duo connected via Superlace eSATA: DVCPRO HD 72060 (1GB file)
Write: 105.7 MB/s
Read: 106.3 MB/s

Not only did the S2VR Duo out perform the G-Raid, but was TWICE as fast. Always in the triple digits, and always consistent numbers. I like this new drive. I like it a lot. Quiet too (although not as quiet as my Quiet Tower. Nothing will beat that).

Next week I am at MacWorld. Then after that, capturing dailies for ANDREW JACKSON…so then I can start running the unit thru the paces.