We used the Tom’s Hardware reference platform for testing; details regarding the system configuration can be found in the table below.
|Intel-Platform 775||Asus P5E3 Deluxe, Rev.1.03G|
|Intel X38, BIOS: 0810 (02/11/2007)|
|CPU||Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (65 nm Conroe core) @ 2.26 GHz|
|RAM||2x 1024 MB Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1600|
|eSATA controller||JMicron JMB363|
|System hard drive||Seagate Barracuda 7200.9, 160 GB|
|7,200 RPM, SATA/300, 8 MB Cache|
|DVD-ROM||Samsung SH-D163A , SATA/150|
|Graphics card||Gigabyte Radeon HD 3850 GV-RX385512H|
|GPU: 670 MHz|
|Memory: 512 MB DDR3 (830 MHz, 256 Bit)|
|Power supply||Coolermaster RS-850-EMBA, ATX 12V V2.2, 850 Watt|
|Operating system||Windows Vista Enterprise SP1|
|DirectX 10||DirectX 10 (Vista-Standard)|
|DirectX 9||Version: April 2007|
|Graphics drivers||ATI Radeon Version 7.12|
|Intel chip set driver||Version 220.127.116.111 (20/02/2008)|
|JMicron chip set driver||Version 18.104.22.168 (24/03/2007)|
Intel NAS Performance Toolkit
We used the Intel NAS Performance Toolkit to measure the performance of the Maxtor Shared Storage II. The 60 MB software package provides 18 different tests. The focus of the tests is on applications with HD video content and is thus ideally suited for testing NAS systems in home and SOHO situations.
The functional scope includes the multimedia tests, as well as backup and restore functions, copying directories and copying small and large files. The Intel NAS Performance Toolkit is available on the manufacturer’s website free to download
The test results represent the mean value of three test runs. We increased the "Multiple I/O" value to 8 for our tests. We used the Qnap TS 409 Pro which was tested to provide comparison values.