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iodyne announces world record storage performance for Apple Silicon with combination of Mac Studio and Pro Data

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Aug. 1, 2022 12:00 p.m. EDT

Earlier this year, iodyne launched Pro Data: the first Thunderbolt RAID device that combines twelve NVMe SSDs and eight Thunderbolt ports in a sleek, low-profile form factor. Pro Data is the fastest Thunderbolt storage for Macs and is now used by creative professionals around the world. Now iodyne has tested the performance of several Pro Data devices with Apple’s most advanced Mac: the Mac Studio with M1 Ultra. The result is a world record performance for Mac storage on Apple silicon, showing how these two devices are fast becoming friends in new pro workflows.

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iodyne ran performance tests with a setup consisting of an M1 Ultra Mac Studio and three 24TB Pro Data units and set records 10GB/s readand 6 GB/s writes for a single Apple file system on Apple Silicon. iodyne then maxed out Mac Studio’s M1 Ultra to play 18 streams of 8K30p Apple ProRes 422 video from Pro Data storage simultaneously Playing another nine streams with an M1 Pro MacBook Pro from the same storage. With Pro Data, creative professionals can create innovative new workflows that take full advantage of Apple Silicon.

Customers can see the setup and our results in our video and related article below []. And in real-world application benchmarking with PugetBench, using just a single Pro Data, the results show equivalent performance to the Mac Studio’s built-in SSD while using triple the storage capacity in both RAID 0 and RAID 6 -Supply configurations.

Mac Studio offers the ultimate performance for Mac users on Apple Silicon. Pro Data is the fastest Thunderbolt NVMe storage available, featuring breakthrough Thunderbolt NVMe multipathing, daisy-chain capacity expansion up to 432TB, RAID 6 data protection, hardware-accelerated encryption, and the flexibility to connect up to four computers simultaneously to collaborate with Storage handoff.

Together, Mac Studio and Pro Data deliver world-record performance for APFS on Apple Silicon and are the building blocks of the ultimate setup for any project or workflow that demands extreme performance and capacity.


Since its launch in early 2022, Pro Data has received positive reviews from video, audio and photo professionals and journalists:

“The ‘editing feel’ on every job I’ve done with the Iodyne Pro Data has been buttery smooth and that’s the best compliment I can give any video editing media storage.” –Scott Simmons, Pro Video Coalition

“If you or your business need blazing fast, compact external storage that won’t slow down when you crush it with a big transfer, this is the way to go.” “4.5 stars out of 5” –AppleInsider

“Nothing else comes close to this level of performance” –StorageReview

“Iodyne’s Apple-like design aesthetic makes for a nice, fast ride” –blocks and files

“An incredible piece of technology.” –Build or buy


Pro Data is available in 12TB and 24TB capacities on iodyne has also enabled select partners worldwide to rent Pro Data Storage weekly for on-set DIT use for film, video and commercial shoots. Since its launch in early 2022, iodyne has enabled Pro Data to be sold in 21 countries and has devices around the world including the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, Romania and the United Kingdom.

About ProData

Professional users such as video, photo and audio artists and software developers require a combination of ultra-fast, reliable local storage and cloud services for their most complex projects. And over the past decade, professionals have had to choose between small but fast internal or external SSDs or large, slow and bulky HDD RAID arrays. Complex projects often require both types of storage combined in a single configuration, along with cloud services and backups. Pro Data is the first all-NVMe, all-SSD Thunderbolt RAID device that combines twelve NVMe SSDs and eight Thunderbolt ports in a single sleek form factor. Pro Data enables professionals to get their work done faster, rethink workflows and setups, and simplify the protection of their most important assets.

About iodine

iodyne founders Mike Shapiro and Jeff Bonwick have spent the last 20 years developing industry-leading enterprise storage including the revolutionary ZFS file system, the NVMe Fabrics protocol, the first-ever hybrid disk/SSD and pooled NVMe storage, and breakthrough DSSD storage with 100 GB/s . iodyne is dedicated to providing professional users and workgroups with the absolute best technology and tools to store and secure their most important creative assets, starting with the fastest Thunderbolt RAID storage available in Pro Data.

For more informations

Pro Data is the fastest Thunderbolt storage for M1 Macs and the fastest Thunderbolt RAID array. Use it to redesign your next setup or boost your existing one. Mac support is now available, and Linux and Windows beta programs are available. For more information, visit or email for press inquiries.

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