Thecus N4100PRO NAS Server Review

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FTP Upload and Download Testing

The previous page of synthetic benchmarks looks great and makes it easy to compare performance, but what about real world testing? For this, I downloaded the latest version of WinSCP (v4.1.8) and transferred some game demos from a client system to the Thecus N4100PRO server.

Thecus N4100PRO NAS Server

I first uploaded the files to the server from my PC and noticed the speeds topped out at around 17Mbps.

Thecus N4100PRO NAS Server

Once the files finished uploading to the server, I then downloaded the same files back down to a different location on my PC. I noticed the speeds topped out around 46Mbps.

Thecus N4100PRO NAS Server

The last test I ran on the Thecus N4100PRO 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 such as 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.

The Intel NAS Performance Toolkit is one of the only benchmarks 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.

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