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Buffalo Technology TeraStation 5400r WSS R2 8TB Storage Server Review - Benchmarks – RAID 5 Single Client Performance

Buffalo Technology TeraStation 5400r WSS R2 8TB Storage Server Review
Buffalo elevates the TeraStation series with a new 1U, 4-bay unit running Windows Storage Server 2012 R2. Follow on as Chris gives us the full details.
| Network Storage in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Jun 5, 2014 5:05 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Buffalo Technology

Benchmarks – RAID 5

 

RAID 5: Block-level striping with parity data 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 Summary

 

The Buffalo TeraStation 5400r WSS R2 8TB server performs very well when reading sequential data back to the client. Sequential data writes are a bit slower. This is a trend we often find on Windows servers with software RAID.

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