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Buffalo LinkStation 420 8TB "Cloud" Storage Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Sep 27, 2013 2:01 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Buffalo

Benchmarks - Single Client Throughput

 

Workload

 

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 - 720p HD stream, 256kB writes

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

File Copy To NAS - 64kB writes

 

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Above, we have the results from our RAID 0 testing. Here we see the LinkStation 420 excel in every aspect. 4x HD Video Playback came in at 103 MB/s, with both file copy operations above 89 MB/s.

 

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RAID 1 performance was equally impressive, and again quicker than other comparable systems in our testing. Here we have HD Video playback at 66.7 MB/s, with file copy operations coming in at 84.4 MB/s to the NAS and 69.2 MB/s from the NAS.

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