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Thecus W5000 WSS NAS Review

Low-cost Windows Storage Servers (WSS) give small businesses access to enterprise-class features at a desktop price.

Single Client iSCSI Workloads

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In this set of workloads, we use the appliances in an iSCSI configuration, where the NAS appears as a local drive on the host. Some of the tests are more home-oriented than office, but the mix of traces makes this benchmark universal for small servers that generally see a wide range of uses.

The W5000 performs well in a read-centric environment. After all, home and small office users typically read more data than they write. More users create more intensive workloads, generating an increasing number of writes.

Chris Ramseyer is a Contributing Editor for Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews consumer storage.