Our new MP3 Benchmarking utility copies two hundred MP3’s back and forth to the NAS to test how well the device can handle medium size files and large batches. Our benchmarking revealed that the 2big NAS is capable of sending at 34.13MB/s in RAID 1 and 45.07MB/s in RAID 0. Copying back from the NAS we experienced read speeds of 44.45MB/s in RAID 1 and 45.05MB/s in RAID 0.
ASUSTOR has become one of my go to manufacturers for NAS. They have made some great NAS at some very affordable prices. Naturally, as time goes on, components are less expensive for consumers and for manufacturers. This allows NAS makers to pack more power into their storage appliances without increasing costs. In some cases, we are finding more powerful NAS at lower costs. To compliment this decrease in costs, production ramps up, R&D ramps up, and product enhancements increase. Ok, the point of all that? ASUSTOR has released a new 8-bay NAS, gave it more power, slapped a new name on it, and... lowered the cost. Enter the AS5008T.