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Netgear ReadyNAS 214 Four-Bay Consumer NAS Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Aug 6, 2016 2:48 am
TweakTown Rating: 83%Manufacturer: NETGEAR

Benchmarks – Sequential Workloads

 

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

 

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Sequential read performance allowed the RN214 to compete and even outperform the latest appliances on the market. RAID 0 came in at 117 MB/s while RAID 5 touched 110 MB/s.

 

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Sequential write too was good with 115 MB/s in RAID 0 and 108 MB/s for RAID 5 and 10.

 

 

Benchmarks – SMB Workloads

 

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SMB workloads were a bit harder for the RN214. Database proved to be the best situation reaching close to 900 IOPS while the others were quite consistent between 400 and 600 IOPS.

 

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Over to RAID 5 performance did tick up a notch as we have 950 IOPS in Database followed by 800 IOPS in File Server. The last three tests all stuck around 600 IOPS.

 

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In our last test with RAID 10, Database was once again the top performer very near to 1000 IOPS. This was followed by 625 IOPS in File Server and a pretty consistent 500 IOPS with the last three tests.

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