Archive for the ‘Benchmarks’ Category

Drobo Performance Stats

December 6th, 2009 No comments

StorageNerve has benchmarks for the 4-slot Drobo connected using USB 2.0 and Firewire 800.

Categories: Benchmarks, Drobo

Comprehensive RAID Performance Report

May 10th, 2007 No comments

George Ou over at ZDNet has RAID benchmarks for various flavors of RAID, based mainly around the RAID10 and the Intel ICH8R RAID controller.

Categories: Benchmarks, Intel, RAID Cards

Prebuilt NAS Benchmarks

March 22nd, 2007 No comments

SmallNetBuilder has a list of NAS devices benchmarked by different criteria. A homebuilt Ubuntu NAS device make an appearance in several benchmarks.

Categories: Benchmarks

Battle for 160GB: Hard Disk Drive Roundup Part I

March 17th, 2007 No comments

X-bit labs benchmarks eleven 160 GB hard drives.

Categories: Benchmarks, Hard Drives

NAS too slow? Try DAS

March 16th, 2007 1 comment

SmallNetBuilder takes a look at the Norco DS-500, a five drive eSATA attached drive enclosure.

Categories: Benchmarks, Chassis, Reviews

Cheap RAID Ravages WD Raptor

March 12th, 2007 No comments

Tom’s Hardware benchmarks a couple of 7200 drives in RAID 0 and compares them against the 10,000 RPM Western Digital Raptor. For fun they put the Raptor in a RAID 0 array too.

Categories: Benchmarks, Hard Drives

Understanding Hard Drive Performance

March 9th, 2007 No comments

Tom’s Hardware takes a look at hard drive performance, focusing mainly on 7200 RPM drives.

This article will give you an overview of all parameters that are relevant to hard drive performance. These are the drive form factor, platter diameter and platter count, recording technology and data density, rotation speed and access time, interface and buffer memory.

Categories: Benchmarks, Guides, Hard Drives

400GB Hard Disk Drives in RAID 0, RAID 5 and RAID 10 Arrays: Performance Analysis

February 24th, 2007 No comments

X-bit labs benchmarks several different models of 400 GB SATA drives in four drive raid arrays. Tests are done using an Areca ARC1220 RAID controller, probably on Windows.

Build a Cheap and Fast RAID 5 NAS

February 10th, 2007 No comments

SmallNetBuilder’s guide to building your own NAS device. In it they use a standard PC with an LSI Logic MegaRAID hardware-based RAID card. Included are step-by-step screenshots on setting up the RAID device using the MegaRAID’s bios, and benchmark of the machine while running Ubuntu Linux and FreeNAS.

DIY NAS Smackdown

February 10th, 2007 1 comment

SmallNetBuilder has benchmarks of file access to Ubuntu Linux and Clarkconnect over Samba. Included are instructions for setting up the software on both systems, and a guide to the hardware used in the project.

How We Test: Networked Storage Devices

February 10th, 2007 No comments

Tom’s Hardware’s SmallNetBuilder describes their methodes for benchmarking NAS devices with IOzone.

Categories: Benchmarks, How-To