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Faster connection than 10Gbe Ethernet?

I'm currently gathering between 8 to 10 TB of data a day and I'm saving the data to a small RAID device via 10Gbe ethernet.

It needs to be saved to external RAID because it will be shipped daily.

I'd like to improve this by adding a thunderbolt 3 connection which will allow 40Gbps transfer.

I don't see an option available for this? Is there plans to provide thunderbolt 3?

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Hi Ig101,

 

I know that there are devices available on the market that support the Thunderbolt 3 Connection.

 

Unfortunately this is not something available from NI and unable to comment for certain whether this is a future plan.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Matthew Fergusson

AE UK

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If you happen to be using a MXIe controller, then you could add a card to the controlling PC.

 

Alternately, you could also use a x8 MXI interlink to connect the system (embedded or remote controller)  to a sister computer. The sister computer would either house the RAID or at least a fast hard drive to buffer and fast transfer available from vendor of your choice.

 

Look at Model: PXIe-8383MC  This is an expensive option and requires PXIe. Cable length would be limited to 5m for copper or more $$ for fiber. The data throughput should be at least as high as 200 MB/s per channel with 8 channels (assumes transfer as limiting factor.)

 

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@blakney wrote:

Look at Model: PXIe-8383MC  This is an expensive option and requires PXIe. Cable length would be limited to 5m for copper or more $$ for fiber. The data throughput should be at least as high as 200 MB/s per channel with 8 channels (assumes transfer as limiting factor.)


Yes, its external connector is PCIe 2.0 x8. Keep in mind that this link has a throughput of about 4GB/s. Which is only about 3x of what a 10 GBit Ethernet link can do.


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Yes, that ~3 fold difference in bandwidth spec is technically correct in a world where the expected  overhead and latency of the two technologies were equal....

 

I was simply bringing up a current working solution that may not have been obvious given the intricacies of the NI Website.

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