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TerraMaster F5-422 Five-Bay NAS Review (Page 4)

Tyler Bernath | Jan 22, 2020 at 11:27 am CST - 1 min, 27 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 78%Manufacturer: TerraMasterModel: F5-422-US

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 F5-422 supports both 1Gbe and Multigigabit 5/10Gbe. All testing was completed under a 5Gbe network environment with the test system outlined above.

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Starting with RAID 0 testing, we show solid performance numbers at 308 MB/s for playback and 118 MB/s for record. File copy to and from reach 131 MB/s and 106 MB/s, respectively.

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RAID 5 performance showed outstanding performance with playback, reaching 375 MB/s.

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RAID 6 really cemented the performance of this NAS, performing amazingly well with playback at 313 MB/s, but for some reason, falling way back in every other test.

Sequential Read and Write

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

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Sequential read for the 422 had it looking more like a 2.5GBe appliance offering a peak of 290 MB/s in RAID 0 and 296 MB/s in RAID 5.

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Sequential write took a dive with RAID 0, producing the highest mark of 140 MB/s.


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Workload testing didn't prove to be too good for the F5-422. As you can see in our RAID 0 tests, results were pulling a steady 3K IOPS in Database and File Server and a touch lower in Email Server and Workstation at 2500 IOPS.

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RAID 5 proves to be slightly better for the F5. File Server moves up to 3K IOPS and Workstation goes over 4K IOPS.

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RAID 6 moves back a step, offering 2K IOPS across nearly all workloads.

Last updated: Jan 23, 2020 at 06:11 am CST

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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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