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Netgear ReadyNAS 516 6-Bay NAS Review - Benchmarks - 6 HDD / RAID 6 and Single Client Wrap-up

Netgear ReadyNAS 516 6-Bay NAS Review

Netgear ships more NAS products than any other company in the world. The 516 model is a business class NAS capable of high concurrent connections.

| SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Dec 9, 2013 2:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: Netgear

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

 

The Netgear ReadyNAS 516 performed very well in our single client tests. In many of the tests it performed better than the other products in the charts.

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