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
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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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [Software Features]
- Page 4 [The Packaging]
- Page 5 [The Seagate BlackArmor 420]
- Page 6 [Test System Setup]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - HD Playback]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - HD Record]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Content]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Copy]
- Page 11 [Final Thoughts]