Best Answer Christopher (Drashna) , 12 December 2015 - 09:21 PM
To clarify here (and mark as answered):
The Seagate Archive drives get great read speeds. But beacuse of how they work, they get atrocious write speeds.
They're great for long term storage, "sneaker nets" and for the pool.
But if you do use them with the Pool, you don't want them to be written to first. You will want to use the SSD Optimizer to write to other drives first. Be it SSDs or spinning HDDs.
This way, you get good write speeds to the pool, and StableBit DrivePool will handle the horrible writes. And considering that StableBit DrivePool uses a background priority for file transfers, and it runs in the background, invisibly, this may work out VERY well.
You can get the SSD Optimizer Balancer here:
As for performance:
For reads, I got about 160-190MB/s from the drives, consistently. (using large, sequential files, and using 64k allocation unit sizes when formatting the disk).
For writes, closer to 80MB/s but would stall frequently during writing, decreasing the overall speed.Go to the full post