Benchmarks - Content
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
Of course, large video files that are read sequentially are pretty easy for a quality NAS server to handle. It's the content tests that always catch poor products off guard with their small random reads and writes to and from the system.
In the Content Creation Test the two servers perform at nearly the exact same levels. Once we get to the Photo Album Test the Thecus unit doubles the performance in both RAID 5 and RAID 6.
The largest difference between these two units we'll see all day, though, is in the Office Productivity Test where the Thecus really excels and the competition stumbles. This is an important test for many office environments where documents are constantly being saved to the NAS and the small writes really take their toll on performance.