Thecus M3800 NAS Stream Box – Total Media Storage

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More Benchmarks of the M3800

The next test we ran ont the Thecus M3800 is the Intel NAS Performance Toolkit Exerciser. The Intel NAS Performance Toolkit is a file system exerciser and analysis tool designed to enable performance comparisons between network attached storage (NAS) devices. Intel NASPT focuses on user level performance using real world workload traces gathered from typical digital home applications: HD video playback and record, data backup and restore utilities, office productivity applications, video rendering/content creation and more. Intel NASPT reproduces the file system traffic observed in these traces onto whatever storage solution the user provides, records the system response, and reports a rich variety of performance information. The end result is readily comparable performance measurements that are useful to developers as well as intuitive and compelling to consumers.

Intel NAS Performance Toolkit Exerciser Benchmark Results

The Intel NAS Performance Toolkit is one of the only benchmarks that we are aware of that was designed from the ground up just to measure NAS performance. The benchmark tests 18 different test scenarios to give you a great overall idea of how the NAS performs. Performance numbers in this benchmark ranged from 2 MB/s to 26 MB/s depending on what test was being run.

ATTO is one of the oldest hard drive benchmarks that is still used
today. ATTO measures transfers across a specific volume length. It
measures raw transfer rates for both reads and writes and places the
data into graphs that you can easily interpret. The test was run with
the default runs of 0.5kb through 8192kb transfer sizes with the total
length being 256mb.

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In the Overlapped I/O test we were able to reach 42 MB/s in the read test and 16 MB/s in the write test.

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In the I/O Comparison test we were able to reach 45 MB/s in the read test and 18 MB/s in the write test.

The last benchmark we ran was CrystalDiskMark, which is a small HDD benchmark utility for your hard drive that enables you to rapidly measure sequential and random read/write speeds.

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With Crystal Mark v2.2 run with both a file size of 50MB and 100MB a slight performance difference was observed in the write speeds only. CrystalDiskMark showed the best numbers of all the benchmarks with 55 MB/s read and 21 MB/s write. 

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