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RaidSonic Icy Box IB-MP309HW-B HD Network Media Player Review (Page 5)

By Chris Ramseyer | Aug 4, 2009 10:11 am CDT
Rating: 86%Manufacturer: RaidSonic

Test System

Processors: AMD Opteron 2356 (2.3GHz Quad-Core) x2

Motherboard: Tyan S2915-E (Supplied by Tyan)

Memory: Kingston KVR667D2S4P5/2G x4 (Supplied by Kingston)

Graphics Card: XFX 8800 GTX (Supplied by XFX USA)

Enclosure: Lian Li V2000

Cooling: Noctua NH-U12DO (Supplied by Noctua)

SATA Controller: Areca ARC-1231ML (Supplied by Areca)

SAS Controller: Areca ARC-1680i (Supplied by Areca)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate X64

The above test system was used to benchmark the RaidSonic Network Media Player's NAS capabilities.

For the subjective audio portions of the tests I used my Sony DA4ES receiver that I keep in my computer room for drive my neighbours crazy. This system is attached to 5 Klipsch desktop speakers and a JBL 800 watt, 12 inch subwoofer.

Audio testing was also conducted in my living room via HDMI on a Pioneer Elite VSX-91 THX receiver attached to Klipsch RF7 main speakers, RC7 centre channel and RF7 surround speakers. The Subwoofer was a Klipsch RSW-15 with a peak power rating of 2400 watts driving a massive 15 inch Cerametallic cone.

Visual testing was performed on a Hitachi UltraVision 55 inch plasma television running at 720P. Images for the article were taken on a ViewSonic 37 inch LCD also running at 720P.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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