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Synology DS216play Two-Bay Consumer NAS Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Feb 1, 2016 5:44 pm
TweakTown Rating: 85%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




As mentioned in the previous Asustor review, I have begun using SSDs to test NAS appliances. This allows me to see the full capability of the appliance rather than the performance of the hard drives. The DS216play in RAID 0 was able to reach 100 MB/s in file copy to NAS and peaked out in video playback at 108 MB/s.





Moving over to RAID 1, this solution peaked out at 96 MB/s in video playback while file copy reached 86 to the NAS and 74 MB/s from the NAS.



Benchmarks – Sequential Workloads


Our Sequential read/write workload is centered on 128K transfer sizes.




Sequential read results in RAID 0 topped out at 89 MB/s.




Sequential write started out at 37 MB/s then ramped up to a peak of 56 MB/s.




If we look at RAID 1, sequential results touched the same 89 MB/s read.




While write performance within RAID 1 did fall slightly, the DS216 did bring in a peak of 52 MB/s.

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