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asustor AS3102T NAS Review

For benchmarking the performance of iSCSI, we created an iSCSI connection to the NAS and benchmark the NAS using Intel’s IOMeter.  IOMeter has to be one of the most widely used software packages for benchmarking disks. There are an endless number of ways you can build a benchmark, but we chose to limit our benchmarking to 100 percent Sequential Read and Write then 100 percent Random Read and Write. You can emulate our benchmarking by using the following configuration

‘size % of size % reads % writes % sequential % random delay burst align reply
 2,097,152 100 100 0 100 0 0 1 0 0
 2,097,152 100 0 100 100 0 0 1 0 0
 2,097,152 100 100 0 0 100 0 1 0 0
 2,097,152 100 0 100 0 100 0 1 0 0
RAIDSeq Total IOps ReadSeq Total IOps Write
RAID 051.9047.90
RAID 145.9445.16
RAIDSeq Total MB/s ReadSeq Total MB/s Write
RAID 0109.3597.87
RAID 1109.0092.90
RAIDSeq Average I/O Response Time ReadSeq Average I/O Response Time Write
RAID 019.1821.43
RAID 119.2422.57
RAIDRandom Total IOps ReadRandom Total IOps Write
RAID 037.28
RAID 137.4626.93
RAIDRandom Total MB/s ReadRandom Total MB/s Write
RAID 078.18
RAID 178.5656.47
RAIDRandom Average I/O Response Time ReadRandom Average I/O Response Time Write
RAID 024.51
RAID 124.2731.88

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. External Features
  3. Internal Features
  4. Administration
  5. Administration: Continued
  6. Benchmarking: Avatar Benchmark
  7. Benchmarking: MP3 Transfer Benchmark
  8. Benchmarking: 2GB Transfer Benchmark
  9. Benchmarking: Intel NASPT
  10. Benchmarking: IOMeter
  11. Benchmarking: CrystalDiskMark
  12. Final Thoughts

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