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Promise SmartStor DS4600 4-Bay Direct Attached Storage

By: Chris Ramseyer | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Oct 6, 2009 2:18 am
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TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Promise Technology

Passmark Advanced Multi-User Tests

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 6.1
Developer Homepage: http://www. passmark.com
Test Homepage: http://www.passmark.com

 


 

Many users complain that I/O Meter is too complicated of a benchmark to replicate results so my quest to find an alternative was started. Passmark has added several multi-user tests that measure a hard drives ability to operate in a multi-user environment.

 

 

The tests use different settings to mimic basic multi-user operations as they would play out on your server. Variances is read / write percentage as well as random / sequential reads are common in certain applications, Web Servers read nearly 100% of the time while Database Servers write a small amount of data.

 

The Workstation test is the only single user environment and will be similar to how you use your system at home.

 

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The final test shows the DS4600 is a consumer product that isn't ready to take on the high bandwidth needs of server applications. Here we see the DAS barely breaking 2 MB/s in its best run.

 

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