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Seagate NAS and WD Red HDD DAS RAID Performance Analysis - RAID 5 Server Workloads

Seagate NAS and WD Red HDD DAS RAID Performance Analysis

The Seagate NAS and the WD Red hard drives go head-to-head in our DAS RAID 0 and RAID 5 tests. Let's see which one is the best choice. (NASDAQ:STX, NASDAQ:WDC)

| HDDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Jan 20, 2014 9:31 pm

RAID 5 Database/OLTP

 

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The Reds average 281 IOPS, compared to the Seagate drives with their score of 213 IOPS.

 

 

RAID 5 Fileserver

 

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The Red array averages 695 IOPS, while the Seagate HDDs average 501 IOPS.

 

 

RAID 5 Emailserver

 

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The Red averages 265 IOPS at QD256, with the Seagate NAS HDD close behind at 174 IOPS.

 

 

RAID 5 Webserver

 

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The Red array averages 504 IOPS, and the Seagates average 382 IOPS at QD256.

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