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Test Setup

Is Zettabits Next Generation Storage?
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System Hardware
Processor(s) 2x Intel Xeon Processor (Nocona core)
3.6 GHz, FSB800, 1 MB L2 Cache
Platform Asus NCL-DS (Socket 604)
Intel E7520 Chipset, BIOS 1005
RAM Corsair CM72DD512AR-400 (DDR2-400 ECC, reg.)
2x 512 MB, CL3-3-3-10 Timings
System Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar WD1200JB
120 GB, 7,200 RPM, 8 MB cache, UltraATA/100
Test Hard Drive I Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3500641
500 GB, 7,200 RPM, 16 MB cache, SATA/300
Mass Storage Controller(s) Intel 82801EB UltraATA/100 Controller (ICH5)
Networking Broadcom BCM5721 On-Board Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Graphics Card On-Board Graphics
ATI RageXL, 8 MB
System Software & Drivers
OS Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Service Pack 1
Platform Driver Intel Chipset Installation Utility 7.0.0.1025
Graphics Driver Default Windows Graphics Driver
NAS Benchmarks DVD Images MP3 Small Files <150kB
Number of Files 41 396 178 11352
Total Size in MB 3,750 1,082 1,075 179

Benchmarks And Settings

Read Performance

The Zettabits Pro certainly competes with other professional NAS solutions such as the N5200 from Thecus, but the basic edition isn’t really a performer. It works best when you access large files, but it maxes out at less than 3 MB/s.

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