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Test Configuration and Benchmarks

NAS In Your Home: Vox's BlackBox
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We used our reference computer to run the benchmarks; you can see the details of the system in the following table. All tests were performed across a Gigabit network without using jumbo frames.

System Hardware
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
Test Hard Drive 1 Western Digital WD5000AAKS, 500GB
7,200 RPM, SATA/300, 16 MB Cache
DVD-ROM Samsung SH-D163A , SATA150
Graphics CardGigabyte Radeon HD 3850 GV-RX385512H
GPU: 670 MHz
Memory: 512 MB DDR3 (830 MHz, 256 Bit)
Sound CardIntegrated
Power Supply CoolerMaster RS-850-EMBA, ATX 12V V2.2, 850 Watt

System Software & Drivers
Operating systemWindows Vista Enterprise SP1
DirectX 10DirectX 10 (Vista-Standard)
DirectX 9Version: April 2007
Graphic DriverATI Radeon Version 7.12
Intel Chip Set DriverVersion 6.9.1.1001 (20/02/2008)
JMicron Chip Set DriverVersion 1.17.15.0 (24/03/2007)

Intel NAS Performance Toolkit

Just as we did when testing the Maxtor Shared Storage II, we used the Intel NAS Performance Toolkit to help evaluate performance. The 18 different tests, focusing on applications with HD video content, give a good overview of the performance that can be expected.

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