Published on 13th August 2011 by
Originally Posted by BrightCandleA low end 2 core Sandy bridge CPU running at minimum speed running with an array of 4 Disks in Raid 5 will max out a gigabit connection, transferring files at 115-130 MB/s in both directions. Small file transfers around 60MB/s.
Originally Posted by thehippozyeah thing with nas.. you just build a linux box- can do anything and it's secure remote with a ras key + password
put as many drives as you want, ssh in, do whatever you need.. I never did get nas really- it's easy but limited
Originally Posted by P. K.I bought the DS411slim a few days ago with 4 disks (SAMSUNG Spinpoint M8 HN-M101MBB 1TB) in a RAID 5.
I ran ATTO Disk Benchmark against a simple samba share and got up to 57MB/s write and 90MB/s read (transfer size: 512KB, Total length: 2GB). That's with normal frames, I didn't managed to get the jumbo frames working even though the configuration seemed quite simple for PC and DS.
Not bad for 2.5" disks and even faster than my desktop's old sata 2 disk. At least for reading.
@Antony Leather: You said that you took noise and hard drive temperature into consideration. I miss those in your article. I would really like to hear about your DSM's CPU temp after load.
My DS ended up with 74°C CPU and ~40°C for the HDs (except the one next to the CPU with 45°C). I'm happy with the disks, but the CPU seems to be a bit hot.
Noise: The spin sound of the 2.5" disks is louder than the fan. So overall really quiet.
Originally Posted by |V| 4 L k i 3 RI have an Infrant ReadyNAS and the reason I bought it instead of doing a pc build with unRaid or other software setup is the size. I end up having to move a lot and not always for long periods of time so I know I can pick it up, drop it into a handbag sized pelican case and walk off. If I had this in a PC form factor, I would need a keyboard and monitor available wherever I was going or bring it with me.
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