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Seagate PRO NAS DP6 Review

For benchmarking the performance of iSCIS, 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
DescriptionSeq Total IOps ReadSeq Total IOps Write
Seagate DP652.0649.55
QNAP TS-669 PRO31.8122.82
C.O.D. CODNAS-206--
DescriptionSeq Total MB/s ReadSeq Total MB/s Write
Seagate DP6109.17103.92
QNAP TS-669 PRO66.7247.86
C.O.D. CODNAS-206--
DescriptionSeq Average I/O Response Time ReadSeq Average I/O Response Time Write
QNAP TS-669 PRO31.4343.80
Seagate DP619.2120.18
C.O.D. CODNAS-206--
DescriptionRandom Total IOps ReadRandom Total IOps Write
Seagate DP647.0118.88
QNAP TS-669 PRO28.859.53
C.O.D. CODNAS-206--
DescriptionRandom Total MB/s ReadRandom Total MB/s Write
Seagate DP698.5839.59
QNAP TS-669 PRO60.4919.98
C.O.D. CODNAS-206--
DescriptionRandom Average I/O Response Time ReadRandom Average I/O Response Time Write
Seagate DP621.2752.97
QNAP TS-669 PRO34.66104.89
C.O.D. CODNAS-206--

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Exterior Features
  3. Interior Features
  4. System Setup
  5. Administration
  6. Other OS Features
  7. Benchmarking: Avatar Benchmark
  8. Benchmarking: MP3 Transfer Benchmark
  9. Benchmarking: 2GB Transfer Benchmark
  10. Benchmarking: Intel NASPT
  11. Benchmarking: IOMeter
  12. Benchmarking: CrystalDiskMark
  13. Final Thoughts

About Joe DiFiglia

I have always had a passion for everything computing. In early 2000, I decided to take my passion to the web. Thus, C.O.D. was born. Through the years we have made many great friends at C.O.D. and hope to continue our journey for years to come.

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