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
I tested the RS217 with 10TB IronWolf HDDs and 120GB BP5e SSDs. The SSDs show what the NAS is capable of while the hard drives give you an idea of the performance you will get in a normal use case.
As you can see with single client testing, video playback peaks at 102 MB/s with SSDs while the IronWolf drives aren't far behind at 96 MB/s. Moving through the results, we see all drives perform the same with content creation and backup workloads while file copy doesn't see much benefit from SSDs at all.
Since this is a two-bay unit and the first we have had on this new test system, it stands alone in the chart for now. Testing SSD vs. HDD on the RS217 we see a peak of 120 MB/s for both RAID 0 and 1 with the SSDs while RAID 0 HDDs hit 100 MB/s and RAID 1 only 37 MB/s.
Looking at write performance, SSDs performed around 110 MB/s for RAID 0 and 100 MB/s RAID 1. HDDs, on the other hand, topped 118 MB/s RAID 0 and 50 MB/s RAID 1.
PRICING: You can find the product discussed for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The Synology 2bay NAS RackStation RS217 (Diskless) retails for $449.99 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The Synology Rackstation RS217 retails for £487.69 at Amazon UK.
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