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LaCie 5big NAS Pro Review - Benchmarks - 4 HDD / RAID 6 and Single Client Wrap-up

By: Chris Ramseyer | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Jul 12, 2013 7:15 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: LaCie

Benchmarks - 4 HDD / RAID 6


RAID 6: Extend RAID 5 by adding an additional parity block; thus it uses block-level striping with two parity blocks distributed across all member disks.



HD Video Playback




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

2HD Video Play - 2x playback

4HD Video Play - 4x playback



HD Video Record




HD Video Record - 720p HD stream, 256kB writes

HD Video Play & Record - 1 playback, 1 record simultaneously

2x HD Video Play & 2x Record - 2 playback, 2 record simultaneously



Content Creation




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



File / Directory Transfer




Directory Copy From NAS - 64kB reads

Directory Copy To NAS - Predominantly 64kB writes, wide scattering under 16kB

File Copy From NAS - 4GB file copy, 64kB reads

File Copy To NAS - 64kB writes



Single Client Performance Wrap-up


In nearly every chart the LaCie 5big NAS Pro led our group of similar NAS appliances with 4 to 7 bays. The 5big NAS Pro worked exceptionally well in RAID 5 and RAID 6 especially when writing data. The only place where we observed low performance was in mixed mode reads and writes at the same time.


Most users will run this product in RAID 5 and it appears LaCie tuned the NAS for exceptional performance with that redundant array. Our 5big NAS Pro shipped in RAID 5 through the SimplyRAID configuration and I suspect most users will opt to keep the factory settings. That means right out of the box, the 5big NAS Pro delivers the best results, without any user input.

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