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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
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: ASUSTOR

Benchmarks - RAID 5


RAID 5: Block-level striping with parity data 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



Content Creation




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 Summary


In the single client tests, the Asustor AS-604RD does very well when writing data to the drives but lags behind some of the other NAS products in a few of the read tests. When using the system for multitasking, the AS-604RD slows a bit.


The write tests show the AS-604RD does very well in when you send data to the NAS. The content tests show us just how efficient the Asustor operating system is. In those tests, the system is often faster than products that cost twice as much.


When transferring data to the NAS, it's possible to write up to 113.4 MB/s to the NAS when the files are sequential. The sequential read test was nearly 92 MB/s.

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