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Buffalo LinkStation 420 8TB "Cloud" Storage Review - Benchmarks - Random and Sequential Workloads

Buffalo LinkStation 420 8TB
Buffalo's LinkStation 420, offering capacities up to 8TB, provides a simple plug and play option for those not wanting to setup a diskless NAS.
By: | Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Sep 27, 2013 2:01 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Buffalo

Benchmarks - Random and Sequential Workloads

 

Our 4K Random read/write workload consists of 16 threads all at QD16, results our measured in IOPS (Input Output Operations per Second).

 

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Above, we found the LinkStation did quite well in 4K write operations coming in well above both the Terra Master and Thecus units. Read operations came in at 136.9 IOPS.

 

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RAID 1 again had the LinkStation doing quite well with random write, here we have 823 IOPS.

 

Our Sequential read/write workload is centered on 1MB transfer sizes again with 16 threads and a Queue Depth of 16.

 

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In RAID 0 sequential testing, the LinkStation was on par with other NAS appliances in our charts, coming in at 109 read IOPS and 83 write IOPS.

 

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RAID 1 allowed the LinkStation 108 read IOPS and 75 write IOPS, giving it the top spot in sequential read and second in write.

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