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Western Digital Red Series Review: A Low Cost Validated NAS Specific HDD - Benchmarks - Passmark

Western Digital releases a drive specifically for your home and small business NAS. Now you don't have to worry what hard drive will work in your NAS.

| SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Jul 18, 2012 4:02 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Western Digital

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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Using as single drive we see that the file and web server capabilities for the new Red series is very high when put toe-to-toe against our reference drives.

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