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Synology DiskStation DS716+ SMB Two-Bay NAS and DSM 6 OS Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Mar 30, 2016 4:50 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Synology

Single Client Throughput

 

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 - 720p HD stream, 256kB writes

File Copy from NAS - 4GB file copy, 64kB reads

File Copy to NAS - 64kB writes

 

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Single Client Throughput for the DS716+ was quite impressive. In our chart above this appliance is battling it out with the 6202T from Asustor in nearly every test.

 

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Changing our array to RAID 1, the DS716+ took a sizable and clear lead in almost every test.

 

 

Benchmarks – Sequential Workloads in RAID 0

 

Our Sequential read/write workload is centered on 128K transfer sizes.

 

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Sequential read results in RAID 0 topped out at 114 MB/s at QD4.

 

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Sequential write started out at 57 MB/s then ramped up to a peak of 118 MB/s.

 

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With RAID 1, the DS716+ started out at 25MB/s QD1 and ramped up to 117 MB/s by the time we hit QD8. Peak performance reached was around QD16 at 118 MB/s.

 

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Write performance for the DS716+ was spot on the read performance though we started at a much higher 66 MB/s at QD1, but still peaked at the same 118 MB/s.

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