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Synology DiskStation DS415+ Four-Bay SMB NAS Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Sep 15, 2015 4:47 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Synology

Single Client Throughput


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 - 720p HD stream, 256kB writes

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

File Copy to NAS - 64kB writes




Starting off our testing for the DS415+, we look at the RAID 0 and RAID 10 throughput with Intel NASPT. As you can see, RAID 0 performed significantly better with video playback, while RAID 10 did better with file operations.





Looking at the same test with Synology Hybrid RAID and standard RAID 5 and 6, we find that Hybrid RAID 6 was much quicker than standard RAID 6 by a fair margin. On the part of Hybrid RAID 5 against standard RAID 5, the DS415+ produced higher numbers with RAID 5.



CIFS Performance




Looking at CIFS file performance, we found RAID 0 and 10 producing upwards of 119 MB/s with 64k to 1MB reads, while over on write RAID 0 produced the same 119 MB/s with RAID 10 seeing just 90 MB/s.




Higher RAID levels including 5 and 6 were able to produce higher results than Hybrid RAID modes in read, while the opposite was true when we look at write performance.

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