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Proware EPICa Series EN-T800 SAS NAS - Benchmarks - HD Playback

Proware brings an industrial feel to the NAS market, but can this product that is built like a tank keep up with the big boys in data transfer rates?

| SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: May 18, 2010 1:25 pm
TweakTown Rating: 89%      Manufacturer: Proware

Benchmarks - HD Playback

 

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

 

2HD Video Play - 2x playback

 

4HD Video Play - 4x playback

 

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The Proware EN-T800 started out very strong in the single drive test and completely obliterated the data transfer of the Thecus N7700 Pro. I can't think of any users that are only going to use one drive in such a massive NAS like this and once we started adding drives and using different array types, things got interesting.

 

At full capacity in RAID 0 the Proware unit put up a great fight, but was slower than Thecus' flagship model. This was the theme in the HD Playback tests all the way down to full capacity RAID 6. The 1.6GHz Celeron processor just didn't have the muscle to keep up with the other NAS and in some cases was outperformed by over 25MB/s.

 

Still, at these speeds it would be possible to watch four HD video streams coming from the Proware EN-T800.

 

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