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Seagate NAS Pro 4-Bay Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | Network Storage in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Nov 12, 2014 3:05 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Seagate

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 - one playback, one record simultaneously

2x HD Video Play & 2x Record - two playback, two 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 single client tests over SMB 2.0, the Seagate NAS Pro performs at or near the top in every test. In these workloads, we couldn't find a single test the NAS Pro was weak in.

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