Thecus N7700PRO Network Storage ServerAug 22nd, 2010 | By Anthony
Typically, with modern day software, a record size of 64kb is used with larger files. With the sheer amount of data conveyed throughout the last few tests, it was hard to accurately performance, and even harder to do so across different RAID configurations. In the next section, we will be comparing the data compiled through the tests we ran earlier to gauge performance over the various RAID configurations.
Given a Gigabit Ethernet connection’s maximum throughput being 125 MB/s, our averages obviously do not take in account the corresponding throughput rates measured representing the system’s cache effect. Beyond file sizes measuring 512MB, really see the difference in performance between the RAID configurations.
Beyond 1GB file sizes we have a much better picture of the N7700Pro’s overall performance. The RAID 5 configuration managed just above 65 MB/s in the Writer test and about 90 MB/s in the Re- Writer test.
Our last sets of graphs for IOzone are of the Reader and Re- Writer reports. We’ve seen how consistent the unit performed, but all on the same axis, the three configurations could very well be the same line. Users can definitely expect to see read throughput rates of around 80 MB/s.
Just to finish up our look at IOZone, we are going to have a look at average values of each test with a record size of 64kb further digesting our data for a definitive indicator of what one can expect out of the unit.