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
Getting right into the performance of the RN214, I found RAID 0 to do quite well. Playback testing was rather consistent around 88 MB/s while file copy to and from the NAS too hovered around 53 MB/s.
RAID 5 did well with a single playback stream and when adding in more performance started to drop slightly from 86 MB/s to 65 MB/s.
Next, we moved over to RAID 10 and performance here was equal to what we found with RAID 0.
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