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NETGEAR RN524X SMB 10Gbe NAS Review (Page 5)

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

Benchmarks – Sequential and Mixed Workloads

Our sequential read/write workload is centered on 128K transfer sizes with QD ranging from 1 to 128.

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Sequential read and write were interesting with RAID 0. We see the 524X reach 1173 MB/s read which is the highest of any platform we have tested with write performance at 870 MB/s again above average.

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With RAID 5, write performance dropped off to 503 MB/s while read performance stayed at a solid 1168 MB/s.

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RAID 6 again had great read performance at 933 MB/s with write performance touching 168 MB/s.

Mixed Workloads

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Swapping the system over to mixed workloads, the 524X offers nearly 8000 IOPS in RAID 0 followed by 5000 in RAID 5 and 4000 with RAID 6.

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File Server peaked at 8000 IOPS with RAID 0 while RAId 5 and 6 reached identical 6100 IOPS marks.

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Email Server came in just above 6000 IOPS with RAID 5 and 6 reaching 4700 and 3700 IOPs, respectively.

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Wrapping up testing we have Web Server pulling in nearly 7000 IOPS across the board.

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Lastly, we have Workstation which is most often the strongest workload. The 524X was able to pull in a touch over 9000 IOPS with RAID 0, 6000 IOPS with RAID 5, and 5000 IOPS with RAID 6.

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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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