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

By: Tyler Bernath from 1 week, 1 day ago
TweakTown 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.


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.


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.


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


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.



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.


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


RAID 6 once again favors Database with 16K IOPS.

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