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Thecus brings RAID 50 and RAID 60 to its NAS' - We check out the Performance Numbers - Benchmarks - Single Client CIFS Performance

Thecus brings RAID 50 and RAID 60 to its NAS' - We check out the Performance Numbers
Two weeks before CES, Thecus announced RAID 50 and RAID 60 support. With one supported NAS in hand, Chris sees how the new RAID formats perform.
| Editorials in Storage | Posted: Feb 7, 2014 8:03 am

Benchmarks - 8 HDD

 

We're swapping our format around to show the RAID 5, 50, and 60 tests. This is the first time we've used the new Supermicro SSE-X3348TR switch in a review, but in the coming weeks we'll move our multiclient CIFS test to 400 clients thanks in part to the SSE-X3348TR.

 

 

HD Video Playback

 

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HD Video Play - 720p HD stream from Windows Media Player* 256kB reads

2HD Video Play - 2x playback

4HD Video Play - 4x playback

 

 

HD Video Record

 

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HD Video Record - 720p HD stream, 256kB writes

HD Video Play & Record - one playback, one record simultaneously

2x HD Video Play & 2x Record - two playback, two record simultaneously

 

 

Content Creation

 

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Photo Album - All reads - Wide distribution of sizes

Office Productivity - Reads and writes, 1kB & 4kB reads; Mostly 1kB writes

Content Creation - 95% writes; 1k, 4k, & little reads; Writes up to 64kB

 

 

File / Directory Transfer

 

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Directory Copy From NAS - 64kB reads

Directory Copy To NAS - Predominantly 64kB writes, wide scattering under 16kB

File Copy From NAS - 4GB file copy, 64kB reads

File Copy To NAS - 64kB writes

 

 

Single Client CIFS Performance Wrap-up

 

There isn't much of a performance difference between RAID 50 and RAID 60 using the Thecus N8900. This test was run with the host system running 1GbE, and the Thecus N8900 on 10GbE.

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