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Seagate Business Storage 8-Bay Rackmount NAS Review - Benchmarks - 8 HDD / RAID 6 and Single Client Wrap-up


By: | Network Storage in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Dec 3, 2013 2:02 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: Seagate

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 Seagate Business Storage NAS supports multiple users at once, the low concurrent user tests show the strength of the system. In nearly every test, the Business Storage NAS outperformed the other products on the charts, and in many cases, by a large margin.

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