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RAIDON Hybrid Runner iH2420-2S-S2 Review

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   Although casual users, gamers and enthusiasts have always been our primary focus group I’ve also done my best to secure and test several devices targeted towards professionals and enterprise users in general during the past years. We all know that in many occasions’ professionals and enthusiasts are after the same high end performance parts but professionals and enterprise users alike also seek extra protection for their sensitive data and that's mainly as to why they belong in an entirely different focus group. Now two days ago we tested a dual bay 3.5" USB 3.0 RAID 0/1 enclosure by Akitio but what about people who want fast performance and reliability in a far smaller package? Well RAIDON may just have the answer with their latest Hybrid Runner iH2420-2S-S2 2.5" SSD/HDD combo device.

 

   RAIDON Technology Inc. founded in year 2000, also a brand name “RAIDON” has established to be known for quality and reliable Professional Storage Solutions. RAIDON products has been distributed in high standard of manufacturing quality with unique product designs, providing reliable data storage products exceeding expectations for the image of RAIDON brand. Initial target of RAIDON was devote to professional storage for SME, and gradually RAIDON has foreseen the demands of SOHO, further began design large storage capacity devices with consideration of mobility to convenient each individuals to carry or interchange large data from various purposes, also allowing users may agilely perform data classification with multiple drives. By keeping data protection as a basic concept, device quality and data security leads in parallel from RAIDON R&D team development directions, and it is the core value of RAIDON brand ensuring the security exists for customer information. RAIDON continuously reveals dedication throughout years designing and developing storage solutions to facilities, SME, SOHO and consumers for keeping the existence of their precious data assets. While upholding our dedication and together with the ability to development for bringing the most practical and complete solutions to various demands, RAIDON expects becoming a second to none of professional small-scale data storage solution provider who can truly consolidate reputation to each of the distributors.

 

   When i first read about the Hybrid Runner iH2420-2S-S2 i thought it was just another 2.5" SSD/HDD hybrid/cache performance focused solution and so i expected to mount both the HDD and the SSD, store everything on the HDD and wait for the SSD to start caching the most used data. But no, the Hybrid Runner iH2420-2S-S2 basically mimics most of the functionality found in RAID 1 and so it uses the SSD to store your data directly and then backs up that data (user specified intervals) to the secondary HDD for safekeeping. However that's not all so if the capacity of the HDD is a lot larger than the SSD you can use the extra space to store data (for example if the SSD is 120GB and the HDD is 750GB then you will have a primary 120GB partition and a secondary 630GB partition). The Hybrid Runner iH2420-2S-S2 by RAIDON practically guarantees the safe keeping of your sensitive data onto the secondary HDD so the only thing left is to see just how well it performs.