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Seagate BlackArmor NAS 420 (Page 7)

By Chris Ramseyer from Dec 22, 2010 @ 8:30 CST
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Seagate

Benchmarks - HD Playback

HD Video Play - 720p HD stream from Windows Media Player* 256kB reads

2HD Video Play - 2x playback

4HD Video Play - 4x playback

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The star (*) shows the original configurations for the BlackArmor 420.

Mainly we are going to focus on the performance of the Seagate BlackArmor and compare it to the Thecus N4200, a 4-bay advanced NAS server. Both systems were connected to a single gigabit Ethernet port and tested with the same computer and software configuration.

Here we see that in RAID 5 the Seagate 420 is around 20MB/s slower at playing back HD video content. In RAID 0 with four drives we see the BlackArmor still trailing behind the N4200 by 15 to 20MB/s. One interesting thing to note is that when used with just two drives, both the RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations with the BlackArmor showed that the scores stay nearly identical to the four drive configuration with the C300 SSDs.

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