Single-Client SMB Performance
Given the processing power available in NAS products today, it's difficult to believe that this set of tests represents what we use these systems for the most.
In this test, we use a virtual machine running Windows 7 with 2GB of DRAM. The workload generator software is Intel's NASPT, which requires the system to stay under a 2GB memory limit. The VM runs through a dedicated Mellanox ConnectX-3 VPI port with 40Gb of bandwidth back to the core switch, where the device under test is attached. The performance is limited at the DUT and not the load appliance.
Under these home and small office loads, the FreeNAS Mini either performs the best or worst out of the group. There is little in between. Then again, all of the products generate good performance.