ArGest Backup has no upper data content size limit and can support single stream archives of 8TB or more. Conceptually, because of its 64-bit data handling abilities (even on 32-bit systems), ArGest Backup can process a single backup stream of up to 16 exabytes.
With high-speed tape or disk technologies, ArGest Backup can easily write archives at over 500MB/sec. Of course, that number will be dependent on both the type and size of data being archived and the speed of your source storage devices, but consistent throughput rates of 310MB/Sec when writing to SAS LTO-7/8 tape drives have been witnessed by many customers.
Device Expected Average Performance Table
|LTO-1||SCSI, FC||15MB/Sec, 54GB/Hr||100GB|
|LTO-2||SCSI, FC||30MB/Sec, 108GB/Hr||200GB|
|LTO-3||SCSI, SAS, FC||40-80MB/Sec, 144-288GB/Hr||400GB|
|LTO-4||cSCSI, SAS, FC||40-110MB/Sec, 144-396GB/Hr||800GB|
|LTO-5||SAS, F-C||40-140MB/Sec, 144-504GB/Hr||1.5TB|
|LTO-6||SAS, F-C||40-160MB/Sec, 144-576GB/Hr||2.5TB|
|LTO-7||SAS, F-C||40-300MB/sec, 144-1,080GB/Hr||6TB|
|LTO-8 (M8)||SAS, F-C||40-300MB/sec, 144-1,080GB/Hr||9TB|
|LTO-8||SAS, F-C||40-300MB/sec, 144-1,080GB/Hr||12TB|
|LTO-9||SAS, F-C||40-300MB/sec, 144-1,080GB/Hr||18TB|
In the table above, the performance range on faster drives depends on your host and filesystem performance. The lower number is average for an older USB-2, SATA-1, or PATA-based system. The higher number maybe even faster than indicated if you have a very high throughput SSD/NVMe or RAID-based filesystem utilizing FC or SAS for the transport layer.