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Toshiba N300 8TB High-Reliability HDD Review

By Tyler Bernath from Jul 26, 2017 @ 8:22 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 86%Manufacturer: Toshiba

Benchmarks – RAID 0 Performance

 

Toshiba sent over two drives so that we could test RAID performance. Obviously with two drives we are limited to RAID 0 and RAID 1. RAID 1 numbers will often be just under single drive performance due to overhead while RAID 0 is what most will use for that extra bit of performance. Let's see how the 8TB N300 performs.

 

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Starting off with ATTO, we get our baseline performance. Single drive hit around 244 MB/s read and write consistently, and in RAID 0, we see a solid 445 to 450 MB/s read and write.

 

 

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Fresh off the testing of the WD Red 10TB, we have a solid comparison for the 8TB N300. In 4K workloads in RAID 0, the N300 holds its own, scaling from 170-180 IOPS at QD1, to a touch under 1000 IOPS at QD32.

 

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4K write was a different story. Here, while we do get a bump in performance, it is steady at 800 IOPS.

 

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Database showed a slight gain of about 130 IOPS across the board with RAID 0.

 

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File Server got nearly the same boost moving from a single drive to RAID 0.

 

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Email Server at 290 IOPS and was consistent there.

 

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We see a solid boost up to 740 IOPS for Web Server, beating out the WD Red at higher queue depths.

 

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Last, we have a look at Workstation, a slight bump in performance due to RAID 0, finishing at 300 IOPS.

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