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
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
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
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.