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NETGEAR RN524X SMB 10Gbe NAS Review (Page 4)

By Tyler Bernath on Jan 4, 2018 11:04 am CST
Rating: 91%Manufacturer: NETGEAR


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


The RN524X surprised me on so many levels. In our first test, it came away as the quickest of all the 10Gbe appliances we tested in most RAID 0 single client testing scenarios.

HD Playback came in at 669 MB/s followed by 868 MB/s in 2x playback. Video record produced 261 MB/s while playback and record offered 234 MB/s. File copy operations saw 743 MB/s to the NAS and 341 MB/s from the NAS.


RAID 5 had solid 4x playback resultant at 977 MB/s while file copy reached 644 MB/s to and 347 MB/s from.


Moving on to RAID 6, 4x playback reached a peak of 690 MB/s with record at 601 MB/s. File copy topped out at 338 MB/s to and 293 MB/s from.

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Tyler Bernath

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Tyler Bernath

Growing up in a small farm town in northern Ohio, technology was never around unless it was in a tractor. At the early age of nine years old, my parents brought home our very first PC and I was instantly hooked and quickly learned what it meant to format a hard drive, spending many nights reinstalling Windows 95 as my parents slept. As I grew up, many things changed around me, but my love and enthusiast nature always kept my PC at my side. Eager to get deeper into technology, I started reviewing products.

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