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ASUSTOR AS-604RD 4-bay Rackmount NAS Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | Network Storage in IT/Datacenter | Posted: May 21, 2014 8:03 am
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TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: ASUSTOR

Benchmarks - Multi-Client Test

 

The Intel NAS Performance Tool (NASPT) is an excellent way to determine NAS performance in a single user environment. Any review that only uses NASPT assumes that only a single computer will access the target NAS at one time. We took issue with this method of testing and spent over a year designing, building, programming, and finally validating the TweakTown Multi-Client Test.

 

The test uses Microsoft Office data recorded to traces and played back to the NAS from up to 120 client Windows 7 installations (clients). We record total throughput of all clients and average response time per client.

 

Over time, we'll populate the two multi-client charts with several NAS products from a span of categories. The products range from a dual Xeon server with two 10GbE to a two-bay NAS with a single gigabit Ethernet connection. The products will fall into their performance categories based on performance and not marketing material or opinion.

 

 

Throughput

 

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The Asustor AS-604RD doesn't have the fastest processor on the list of comparison systems used in this review, and that can be seen in the multi-client test where several users are reading and writing to the NAS at the same time. The AS-604RD still performs very well under this mixed load.

 

 

Latency

 

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The multi-client latency is in line with the other NAS products on the chart except for the two more powerful systems listed: LaCie's 5big NAS Pro and Netgear's ReadyNAS 516.

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