Seagate NAS Pro 4-Bay Review (Page 6)

| Nov 11, 2014 at 9:05 pm CST
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Seagate

Benchmarks - RAID 5

RAID 5: Block-level striping with parity data distributed across all member disks.

HD Video Playback


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

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HD Video Record - 720p HD stream, 256kB writes

HD Video Play & Record - one playback, one record simultaneously

2x HD Video Play & 2x Record - two playback, two record simultaneously

Content Creation

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Photo Album - All reads - wide distribution of sizes

Office Productivity - Reads and writes; 1kB & 4kB reads, mostly 1kB writes

Content Creation - 95% writes; 1k, 4k & little reads; writes up to 64kB

File / Directory Transfer

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Directory Copy From NAS - 64kB reads

Directory Copy To NAS - Predominantly 64kB writes, wide scattering under 16kB

File Copy From NAS - 4GB file copy, 64kB reads

File Copy To NAS - 64kB writes

Single Client Performance Summary

In single client tests over SMB 2.0, the Seagate NAS Pro performs at or near the top in every test. In these workloads, we couldn't find a single test the NAS Pro was weak in.

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