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Synology DS416play Four-Bay Consumer NAS Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Jul 20, 2016 1:10 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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In testing, I included past appliances from Synology along with the only other Braswell four bay I have tested, the AS3204T from ASUSTOR.

 

As you can see in the chart above, the 416play was quite competitive when going directly against the 3204T. Peak performance was 123 MB/s in file copy while playback topped out at 66 MB/s in all three test scenarios.

 

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Moving over to RAID 5, the DS416play topped out at 111 MB/s with record operation showing strong at 109 MB/s.

 

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In our last mode, RAID 10 single client, results allowed for a peak of 114MB/s while playback hovered once again around the 60 MB/s mark.

 

 

Benchmarks – Sequential Workloads in RAID 0

 

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

 

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Sequential results pushed the DS416play as read performance topped out just under 109 MB/s in iSCSI.

 

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Sequential write came in at 116 MB/s in RAID 0, while RAID 5 and 10 produced 83 and 106 MB/s, respectively.

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