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Thecus N4510U Rackmount NAS Review - Benchmarks - 6 HDD / RAID 6 and Single Client Wrap-up

Thecus N4510U Rackmount NAS Review
It's been a while since we published a rackmount NAS review, but with our multi-client office test proven, more product reviews are coming soon.
By: | Network Storage in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Oct 15, 2013 2:01 am
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: Thecus

Benchmarks - 6 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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

Even though the Thecus N4510U only holds four drives and has a slower processor than some of the other NAS systems on the single user charts, the N4510U managed to perform better than some of the others in specific tests. Even when the N4510U didn't outright win a test on a chart, it still performed very well in that test, and to be honest, the NAS performed very well across the board.

 

Let's take a look at the multi-client test that uses real Microsoft Office files to measure performance in a medium sized office.

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