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
The content creation and photo album tests are two of the most difficult tests for a NAS to perform quickly. These tests are also why we wanted to put these two units against each other for this comparison.
The N5550 in RAID 5, the most commonly used RAID type in smaller NAS units, outperformed the 869 Pro in RAID 5 and keeps pace in RAID 6.