Benchmark Results: Office
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Thecus and Western Digital both deliver nice performance when handling office files, such as Excel or Word documents. An average of 18.1 MB/s for Thecus and 17 MB/s for WD in RAID 1 modes are definitely more than enough to work quickly in workgroups or at home. WD was best in restoring backup files at 35 MB/s.
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Nice review. I would have appreciated it when purchasing my latest NAS device (Netgear DNS-323).Reply
I've lost faith in the W-D MyBook type devices recently - having had several that have failed due to issues with the circuitry in the case (NOT with the hard drive itself).
It would be nice to benchmark a FreeNAS or Openfiler box next to these units. My FreeNAS was free, made of left over parts and is very fast.Reply
It also has a whole lot of features.
Why in the world would RAID 1 perform better than RAID 0? --- You'd think at BEST they would be equal.Reply
An Atom powered mini-server should be able to match these on both price and power consumption, and destroy them when it comes to features.Reply
I like the idea of a NAS, but haven't seen any company produce one for a price that is in line with performance they offer.
Thanks for the review!Reply
Can you comment on fan noise? Is it audible when the devices are idle?
Asking cause I live in a cozy Manhattan studio ;)
The NAS concept continues to be overpriced I think. Still haven't seen a fast 802.11N device. There is something to be said for a simple design with fewer parts to go bad (so the homebrew NAS box is cheaper but more fault prone) - I'd like to see some longevity figures, though of course I would not expect toms to sit around for a couple of years waiting for the NAS to break. Maybe something like the consumer reports long term testing of cars.Reply
Thecus’s support is the crappiest I have seen in a long time stay away from them plus there code is bad the only thing it has going for it is linux, if you are looking for a good nas with the ablitly to fix issues your self try QNAP they have a VGA output and give you root access.Reply
This review is rubbish... out of the whole genre of NAS it includes 2 individual items, is that it, 2, just 2???Reply
But lets get to the real nitty gritty... Nas is all about network performance, so where are the details about the inbuilt processors and technical specs? There is so much more to account for when buying and setting up a NAS item than just 'Oh look, we can open this box... OOOHHH!!!'
Talk about N00B article... FAIL!!!
jblackWhy in the world would RAID 1 perform better than RAID 0? --- You'd think at BEST they would be equal.You obviously have no understanding of RAID and its configurations... No offence intended but go read:Reply
I see both points. In theory 0 should have better read/write than 1, but it is limited to the source/destination speed of the drive.Reply
IMHO raid 1 or 5 is for consumers that really want their data, or for businesses. 0 is for people that don't care about data, gamers for fast map load times, or Ninja's:)
(had to have some fun
Obviously there are other uses, for both, but I think those are the most common.