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Buffalo Terastation WS5220 Network Storage Review (Page 4)

Tyler Bernath | Dec 26, 2018 at 10:00 am CST - 1 min, 14 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 78%Manufacturer: Buffalo

Single Client Throughput

  • HD Video Play - 720p HD stream from Windows Media Player, 256kB reads
  • HD Video Record - 720p HD stream, 256kB writes
  • File Copy from NAS - 4GB file copy, 64kB reads
  • File Copy to NAS - 64kB writes

In testing the WS5220, I used the 10Gbe port with a direct connection to the test system. The NAS was tested in its default configuration from the factory.

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Single Client testing showed the Buffalo did well with standard playback and read options reaching 120 MB/s in HD Video Playback and File Copy from NAS. Write operations were slower at 92 MB/s in File copy and 56 MB/s Video Record.

Benchmarks - Sequential and Workloads

Our Sequential read/write workload is centered on 128K transfer sizes at QD32.

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Sequential performance was on par with the best two bay platforms tested. Read topped out at 112 MB/s and write 118 MB/s.

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Workloads were at the bottom end for the WS5220; it actually performed worse than many Linux two bay platforms. That said we reached a peak of 300 IOPs in Web Server.

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Looking at workloads with QD scaling, Web Server is a clear strong point for the Buffalo reaching 500 IOPs at QD128. On the other hand, the rest of the workloads seemed to almost be constrained by the drives with a near identical scaling pattern.

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Tyler Bernath

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Tyler Bernath

Growing up in a small farm town, tech wasn't around, unless it was in a tractor. At an early age, Tyler's parents brought home their first PC. Tyler was hooked and learned what it meant to format a HDD, spending many nights reinstalling Windows 95. Tyler's love and enthusiast nature always kept his PC nearby. Eager to get deeper into tech, he started reviewing.

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