Test System Setup
Our Consumer NAS test 'system' is setup similar to what you have at home. Here we have the base of a ASUS Z97 USB 3.1, housing an Intel Core i7 4770 with 16GB of Patriot Viper DDR3 supporting. Our Operating System of choice is Windows 8.1 x64 Enterprise, with all available updates and patches installed on a Crucial MX200 500GB SSD.
Setting up the Personal Cloud is pretty simple and includes just a few steps before you are up and running.
Setting up the Seagate, we have two options. You can choose RAID 0 for capacity or RAID 1 for data protection.
After making it through those few steps, you will land at the main menu of the NAS. Here we have elegant layout with icons for device manager, download manager and backup manager. You can also browse the app catalogue here as well with the app manager.
Looking into the device manager, we get a peek at what the NAS is doing. Here you can see we have two disks and one user created.
The settings menu allows you to change several features including data and time along with upgrading firmware.
The services menu gives you an overview of what's enabled. By default, quite a few services are enabled including SMB, AFP and Time Machine.
Above, we take a look at the monitoring menu that gives you an overview of the underlying components. As you can see above, the CPU was sitting at 23% with 30% memory usage and below the services that were running.
Here you can manage your drives and switch RAID modes if needed. We have ours setup in RAID 1 for testing.
The backup menu offers a link to Seagate dashboard that allows you to schedule Mac and PC backups.
Last but not least we have the app catalogue. At this point it includes six applications including BitTorrent, Elephant Drive and WordPress.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Seagate Personal Cloud]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup and Web Management]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - Single Client Throughput]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Sequential Workloads]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - SMB Workloads]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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