ASUSTOR Lockerstor 8 Eight-Bay NAS Review (Page 4)

| Jan 10, 2020 at 12:16 pm CST
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: ASUSTORModel: AS6508T

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

The Lockerstor 8 supports both 2.5Gbe and 10Gbe. All testing was completed under a 2.5Gbe network environment.


Starting with RAID 0 testing, we show solid performance numbers at 296 MB/s for playback and 239 MB/s for record. File copy to and from reach 250MB/s and 290 MB/s, respectively.

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RAID 5 was able to show the increased power of the Lockerstor platform over the Nimbustor. Video Playback reached 295 MB/s while file copy operations were easily doubled and tripled in some cases.

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RAID 6 showed similar results with 296 MB/s in playback and file copy still hitting 237 Mb/s and 288 MB/s, respectively.

Sequential Read and Write

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

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In our sequential read testing, the performance was not affected at all between RAID setups, all three bringing in 295 MB/s.

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The same thing can almost be said for write performance, but we do see RAID 6 touch down to 222 MB/s, while RAID 5 hits 228 and RAID 0 lands at 234 MB/s.


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Workload testing really shows a large performance difference between the two ASUSTOR platforms. The Lockerstor with SSDs is an absolute beast hitting near 20K IOPS in database and 16K IOPS in workstation.

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RAID 5 almost flips performance, with Workstation having the highest at 14K IOPS while the other four hover near 12K IOPS.

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RAID 6 once again favors Database with 16K IOPS.

Last updated: Jan 11, 2020 at 06:11 am CST

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