Real World Tests – File System Performance

For our Real World File System Performance tests, we have taken the original tests and tailored them for external drives. More specifically, instead of just measuring the time that it takes to copy, zip, and unzip within the same drive, we measure the time that it takes to perform these tasks from a SATA drive to the external device.

File Copy Operations

File Copy - One 300MB File, seconds, lower is better
To NAS From NAS
ReadyNAS NV 13.621 8.636
ReadyNAS X6 21.422 10.042
Seagate 250GB 7200.9 RAID 5 4.750 5.672

File Copy - Three Hundred 1MB Files, seconds, lower is better
To NAS From NAS
ReadyNAS NV 19.102 13.562
ReadyNAS X6 36.844 14.573
Seagate 250GB 7200.9 RAID 5 7.465 6.709

The results show a substantial performance increase on the NV over the X6 ReadyNAS device in the File Copy tests to and from the devices.

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  • Iozone - Thursday, May 11, 2006 - link

    There is a bad link in the article:
    http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/storage/infant...">http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/storage/infant...
    File does not exist ...
    Any chance of getting the link fixed ?
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  • dunnp - Saturday, March 18, 2006 - link

    So since the RAID performance was so good, what was the setup for the RAID? Reply
  • byvis - Saturday, March 18, 2006 - link

    ...s939 has DDR2? :-)

    RAM: 1GB Corsair XMS4400 DDR2 (2x512MB)
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  • WileCoyote - Friday, March 17, 2006 - link

    What brand/model Raid 5 controller was used with the Seagate drives? Reply
  • randomlinh - Friday, March 17, 2006 - link

    could you imagine backing up that much data... oi... Reply
  • Genx87 - Friday, March 17, 2006 - link

    Did you put any memory into this thing or just use the basic 64MB for the OS?
    Curious if you didnt, if the performance throughput would increase from a larger memory?
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  • PuravSanghani - Friday, March 17, 2006 - link

    The ReadyNAS units come with a 256MB SO-DIMM module. However, transfer performance would be limited by the the NIC anyway.


    Purav
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  • WileCoyote - Friday, March 17, 2006 - link

    was journaling turned off? I've heard that has a big impact on performance Reply
  • Genx87 - Friday, March 17, 2006 - link

    Any chance they are planning on releasing an 8 part config?
    Read\write wasnt terribly impressive at 24MB\sec. That is hardly pushing the disks.
    But for what i need it for that is plenty. But the 4 disk limitation kind of turns me off.

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  • WileCoyote - Friday, March 17, 2006 - link

    Doesn't look like they have plans for 8 drives - they seem more interested in downsizing and compacting. There is a lot of info in their forums. At first I was turned off by the 4 drive config but then I realized it would work since I could hotswap. Reply

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